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Kathy Russell and Lauren Salzman free – with less restrictive conditions than Clare Bronfman

Criminal defendants, Lauren Salzman and Kathy Russell are both free – on $5 million and $25,000 bail respectively. And if you will pardon an observation, the money required of each is roughly proportionate to their comparative guilt.

Russell’s two sisters – whom she cut off all connection to, years ago – because NXIVM does not like members to have family who do not approve of NXIVM – are responsible for helping Kathy make bail.

Curiously, Kathy, 60, who is an aspiring ballerina, is not on strict home detention. She can leave her home, travel about the area she lives in and work if she likes – and of course continue to take ballerina classes –  as well as visit perhaps with her sisters -who she has shunned since shortly after joining the self help NXIVM group.

The judge did place one condition on Kathy — she must be back home by 9 pm at night.  This should work out well since her ballet classes and even the ballet recitals she appears in with her school, the Saratoga Ballet – with the majority of students being in their early teen and preteen years-  usually end early.

Lauren Salzman also made bail – some $50,000 cash – which was put up – reportedly by her grandparents – as part of a $5 million bail bond. Again family comes through where your Vanguard can’t.

As a curious condition, Lauren is not under home confinement and can continue to see clients and therapy patients – provided those clients and patients are not members of NXIVM. This is odd for I am unaware of her having any clients or patients who are not NXIVM members.

I have to think that Lauren and Kathy’s bail is terribly pleasing.  Clare – despite her enormous wealth – is confined to her apartment in NYC – but Lauren and Kathy can go and come as they please – with slight restrictions.

There may be justice after all.

 

 

 

 

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  • Lauren Salzman is not a therapist in the state of NY so how can see she patients? As far as clients, anyone who has worked with her had to have gone through NXIVM or Nxivm related courses.
    She will just use semantics to get around the issue of where her clients are coming from.

    • Anyone can become a hypnotherapist. It is pretty much unregulated, simply requiring a certificate in most cases, which anyone can get-online. Calling yourself a therapist seems to be a loose term.

  • Why am I not surprised that NXIVM has a family disconnection policy similar to Scientology.

    • It everyone “flipped” to avoid prison, what would be the point of prosecuting criminals for the crimes they committed?

      • Flipping does not necessarily mean somebody gets to avoid prison time.

        I was going to say Kathy Russell is the only one with a chance, but I don’t think even she can cut a deal that is zero time.

        She could probably score herself a short sentence at Camp Fed, instead of prison.

  • “Lauren is not under home confinement and can continue to see clients and therapy patients – provided those clients and patients are not members of NXIVM. This is odd for I am unaware of her having any clients or patients who are not NXIVM members.”

    I had no idea that Lauren had a job outside of being a NXIVM coach–if she has an actual job, then why couldn’t she come up with some cash to herself out of jail? Very sad commentary indeed.

  • Given Lauren Salzman’s position in DOS, I would have expected bail conditions close to those stipulated for Allison Mack.

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