- Former “Smallville” actress Allison Mack entered a plea agreement on racketeering charges in Brooklyn federal court on Monday.
- She faced charges including sex trafficking, identity fraud, and money laundering for her alleged role in the Nxivm sex cult case
- Prosecutors alleged that Mack helped procure women for a cult-like group within NXIVM that recruited sex slaves for its leader in upstate New York.
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Former “Smallville” actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty for her alleged role in the NXIVM sex cult case in Brooklyn federal court on Monday.
Mack faced charges including sex trafficking, identity fraud, and money laundering for her role in the alleged sex ring.
Mack entered a plea agreement on racketeering charges before a federal jury selection was scheduled to begin on Monday, according to the Associated Press.
Prosecutors alleged that Mack helped procure women for a cult-like group within Nxivm that recruited sex slaves for its leader in upstate New York.
“I know I can and will be a better person,” Mack said at her hearing on Monday. She is scheduled to be sentenced on September 11.
Mack said at her hearing on Monday that she obtained compromising information and photos of two women and threatened to make them public if they didn’t perform “so-called acts of love.”
Because Mack pleaded guilty, she won’t have to go to trial with NXIVM’s alleged leader, Keith Raniere, wealthy heiress Clare Bronfman, and another member of Raniere’s circle, Kathy Russell.
Two other co-defendants – former NXIVM executive Nancy Salzman and her daughter, Lauren – have already pleaded guilty.
Lauren Salzman admitted to holding a woman from Mexico hostage for more than two years in upstate New York.
According to a redacted transcript seen by the Associated Press, she threaten to have the woman deported “if she did not complete labour requested by myself and others.”
Raniere, Bronfman, and Russell have pleaded guilty and deny wrongdoing. Opening statements in their trial are scheduled to start April 29.
Court papers seen by the Associated Press said that the women involved in the group were branded with a symbol that resembled Raniere’s initials. Prosecutors said NXIVM had branded more than 50 women.
The defence said that the women were never abused, and that relationships between Raniere and the alleged victims – which include an unidentified actress – were consensual.
Some of the alleged victims are expected to testify against Raniere in the trial.
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