Over the years, many of Mr. Raniere’s followers have relocated to Clifton Park from cities across the USA, Canada and Mexico, in order to live close to Mr. Raniere and follow his teachings.
Who are the players?
According to NVIXM spokesperson 2017: Emiliano Salinas, son of former Mexican Pres. Carlos Salinas, does not intend to meet with Mr. Raniere. Emiliano Salinas is Mr. Raniere’s top deputy in MX
Initially, Mr. Raniere was provided with a rented home in an exclusive private community of San Pedro Garza Garcia where another of his branded slaves, Carola Garza, and her husband, Hector Cortes reside.
Neighbors however identified him [Raniere], as he was walking with Jimena Garza, the well known wife of Omar Boone, scion of one of Monterrey’s wealthiest families.
Watch the Waters?
On August 11, 2016, Clare Bronfman [Ack Group] purchased 80 percent of Wakaya Island, a 2,200 acre, 8 square mile island in Fiji. It has long been anticipated that Mr. Raniere would flee to Fiji if law enforcement threatened to indict him.
Mr Salinas mentioned earlier was not seen with Raniere for political reasons in Monterrey ... daddy.
A purported pyramid-scheme operator who was run out of Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor has reinvented himself as the head of an upstate group accused of being a “cult” – and his devotees have pumped thousands into Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s presidential run.
Executives and top associates of the Albany-based NXIVM group – along with their family members – donated $29,900 to Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to federal records.
Three of the March and April Clinton pledges came from Raniere’s most high-profile followers:
Seagram heiresses Clare and Sara Bronfman
Pamela Cafritz, daughter of D.C. A-listers Buffy and Bill Cafritz.
At least three of them – group President Nancy Salzman and the Bronfman sisters – are members of Bill’s charitable organization, the Clinton Global Initiative.
Membership is by invitation only and requires at least a $15,000 donation per person for one year.
Last month, the Albany Times Union reported that NXIVM associates gave $31,600 to the state Republican Senate Campaign Committee and provided $34,763 worth of air transportation.
The recent campaign contributions led one close observer of NXIVM to speculate that the group is trying to curry favor for its effort to expand training centers upstate.
Not so paradoxical .... see below though
Lama Tenzin was also involved in a personal relationship with Seagram heiress Sara Bronfman that started around 2009.
Court records show the sisters siphoned off their trust fund to finance NXIVM and cover the failed bets of its leader, Keith Raniere, in the commodities market. Millions were also spent by the sisters to support a flood of lawsuits filed against Keith’s enemies.
Sara and Clare sought to change the trustees overseeing their portion of the master trust in order to gain access to another $200 million. Edgar Bronfman Sr. considered having his daughters declared incompetent by the courts.
On the rebound, Sara began dating Basit Igtet, a Libyan exile, and native of Benghazi. Basit’s late father was accused of embezzling millions of dollars from the Qaddafi government and sent to prison.
Clare decided to put her fortune at the feet of Keith Raniere.
A battle seems to have occurred between Keith and Basit for Sara’s money. At first, Basit was not too friendly. However, when it became clear Keith would control Sara’s money, Basit became friendlier with Keith.
Basit ran for Prime Minister in 2014, spending Sara’s money.
Reportedly, Basit was asked how he would solve the security issues beleaguering Libya. He replied that solving the four problems of “fear, greed, love and sex” was the formula. He lost badly.
Again with Keith’s guidance, Basit used social media earlier this year to gather supporters to stage a rally to overthrow the government of Libya and to install himself as its un-elected President.
His effort failed since hardly anyone showed up to support him.