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Men of NXIVM: A reader and I comment on Steve Ose, Ben Meyers and Matt McMorris

Editor’s note: A reader of Frank Report – evidently with insider knowledge – posted a comment which really deserves to be a separate post. The reader’s comments are in bold.

My observations follow in regular typeface.

Reader: Matt McMorris was/is a NXIVM member who worked for Barbara Bouchey when Clare & Sara Bronfman were Bouchey’s clients.  After Bouchey left NXIVM [2009], Matt McMorris continued to work for Clare and Sara Bronfman as one of their tax guys.  If he hasn’t talked with the Feds, he should go right to them and sing like a bird. He was more than a bookkeeper. Michelle ‘Shelly’ Tarzia, who was married to James Del Negro, when they both started at NXIVM, also worked for Bouchey before Bouchey left NXIVM.

Frank: Like so many couples who came to NXIVM – it didn’t take long for NXIVM technology to show Shelly and Jim that they would be happier divorced. As readers know, one of the exercises in NXIVM classes is to list all the good things that would happen if your spouse or significant other were to die.

As for Matt McMorris, it would probably be a good idea if he did talk to the Feds. Hopefully, he’s either New York State  passed the CPA exam or stopped claiming to be one, as he did for years.

Shelly Tarzia is a good friend of Steve Ose, who lied to the police about NXIVM computer trespassing case. He pretended he and Ben Meyers were independent computer consultants that NXIVM hired to go through their server to see who was logging in to their social page.

Of course, Ben and Steve were not independent consultants, but longtime NXIVM members and employees, paid by Bronfman money. Their lying to police – as directed by Keith Raniere and Clare Bronfman – helped lead to criminal indictments of Toni Natalie, Joe O’Hara and John Tighe – for computer trespassing – which caused them great pain and trouble (Barbara Bouchey was also charged separately for the same crime when she admitted to the mysterious Rodger Kirsopp that she had accessed NXIVM ‘s website sometime after Natalie, O’Hara and Tighe were indicted). It also led to a massive civil lawsuit with a battery of Bronfman attorneys that cost all the defendants a great deal of money and more trouble – again based on perjury.

The civil lawsuit led to that stellar reporter, James Odato, taking leave from his job at the Albany Times Union – to which he never returned – amid the turmoil of the onslaught of litigation funded by Bronfman money and fueled by Bronfman-Ose-Meyers perjury.

Fortunately, the Bronfman-Raniere crime syndicate did not win in court. Both the civil case and the criminal case were dismissed: the civil case because Clare Bronfman was caught perjuring herself – and the criminal case because Toni and Joe were able to show that Ose-Meyers were actually NXIVM members and that they were involved  in moving the computer server – after the fact – from Saratoga County to Albany County to fraudulently establish jurisdiction for the Albany County DA to pursue charges there (NXIVM originally pursued the case in Saratoga County but the DA there refused to prosecute).

Despite the cases being dismissed, the computer trespassing perjury-laden lawsuits and indictments were a huge victory for Bronfman-Raniere. They silenced their two most dangerous critics: Tighe, who published Saratoga in Decline, a blog dedicated in large part to exposing NXIVM crimes – and Odato, who had written many damning articles exposing Bronfman-Raniere.

On top of that, Raniere and Bronfman were able to put the lives of three of their most aggressive critics, O’Hara, Natalie and Bouchey, into tailspins just through the fact of being indicted – and up against a biased prosecutor – who was closely affiliated with Bronfman’s lawyers.

It was ugly. It was a perversion of justice. It was a prima facie case of how money can corrupt the system – and it was criminal. The criminals being Bronfman-Raniere. The innocents suffered.  But justice will have its way. Raniere is in jail now and Bronfman under home arrest.

Ose and Meyers still have a debt to pay their victims. Ose should do it by working with the feds. Meyers should also, but he is so deeply connected to the Bronfman-Raniere crime family, that it will be hard for him to do so. He is married to Michelle Salzman, daughter of NXIVM president Nancy “Prefect” Salzman.

Nancy – by recent court order – is prohibited from speaking with NXIVM members – other than Meyers, and her two daughters, Lauren and Michelle.

Meyers is able to freely communicate with the rest of the NXIVM membership – so Nancy can still help keep NXIVM together.

Nancy cannot speak directly with Clare Bronfman, but Ben and Michelle, because they have not yet been indicted, can speak with Sara Bronfman-Igtet – and Sara is permitted to speak to her sister, Clare – so the communication lines between Nancy, Lauren, Clare and Sara can continue unabated  – and outside the presence of counsel.

Clare tells Sara. Sara tells Ben and Michelle. Ben and Michelle tell Nancy who tells Lauren and vice versa.

Orders can be carried out through Ben and Michelle. Sara can pay for NXIVM expenses, [to help keep NXIVM members from going to the feds]. This way there is no money traceable to Clare, who is under scrutiny.

If the feds are looking for possible witness intimidation [and they have expressed concern in court filings], they might want to keep on eye on Sara Bronfman and Ben Meyers.

In short, NXIVM can continue to operate in the US – and on an even larger scale in Mexico.

Sara can operated from France – where she can possibly hope to avoid extradition if she is indicted, Clare from home arrest in Manhattan and Nancy in Albany. Together. these three can manage operations in the name of Vanguard.

Meyers could be the most important foot soldier in NXIVM – conspiring to hold remaining members in check.

Let me add a word more about Ben and Michelle. They recently married. Their romance bloomed over the imprisonment of a defiant NXIVM member who was kept captive in a room for 18 months. The reason this woman – who we will call Jane Doe – was imprisoned was that she wanted to date Ben Meyers – who was teaching her how to hack computers to spy on enemies of Raniere.

Ben wanted to date Jane. Jane wanted to date him. But Raniere was furious. He wanted Jane to be in his harem, so he declared she had an “ethical breach” and ordered her to remain in the room without human company until she was willing to be in Raniere’s harem. Otherwise, he would see to it that she was deported penniless to Mexico.

Ben stood by and allowed Vanguard to steal his girlfriend and imprison her.

Raniere – needing Ben’s hacking services – and seeing Ben was getting morose about his girlfriend being imprisoned – sent in Nancy Salzman’s daughter – Michelle – a woman for which Raniere had only a tepid sexual interest – to comfort Ben and cheer him up.

Michelle and Ben helped in the imprisonment detail for Jane and soon a spark of romance lit and dirty Ben Meyers forgot all about Jane Doe tucked away in a room for 18 months – guarded by various NXIVM members – as he wooed and won Michelle.

Steve Ose most likely was responsible for hacking into NXIVM members’ computers. In order to get wireless at the center, Steve would take members’ laptops and set up the wireless for them. Makes one wonder why he had to put the password in. Why not have it posted like normal businesses do?

Did Ose arrange to spy on NXIVM members’ computers for Vanguard and Clare Bronfman? It is almost certain he did. NXIVM members were regularly spied on by their Master and computer minions Ose and Meyers.

Steve Ose has been with his Master, Vanguard since Consumer Byline days [1990s]. Clare Bear and her Master Vanguard made sure Steve got out of New York State before things could get too heated up in their false charges in the hacking case.

Steve Ose went to Texas to work for one of the private investigators hired by Bronfman to spy on various people and to hunt down Kristin Keefe and her child and possibly try to kill them. I know that sounds strong, but there is evidence to support it – which I will disclose in due course of time.

Both Ose and Meyers have a day of reckoning coming. It may be sooner than they think.

As for Matt McMorris, he knows plenty about Bronfman-Raniere finances and, unlike lawyers, there is no privilege that can shield him from revealing crimes he is aware of and possibly co-conspired to help them commit. Perhaps it’s time for Matt to take steps to protect himself from the legal storm that is brewing all about him.

 

 


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  • Random Thoughts:
    1.) Frank: Like so many couples who came to NXIVM – it didn’t take long for NXIVM technology to show them they would be happier divorced. As readers know, one of the exercises in NXIVM classes is to list all the good things that would happen if your spouse or significant other were to die.
    How many mysterious, premature deaths among NXIVM couples were the result of these mental exercises?

    2.) Orders can be carried out through Ben and Michelle. Sara can pay for NXIVM expenses, [to help keep NXIVM members from going to the feds]. This way there is no money traceable to Clare, who is under scrutiny.
    Since Sara is based in Paris and her husband Baset-Igyet is involved in international banking, how many of the current indicted NXIVM defendants have nice off-shore banking accounts stuffed with money waiting for them after they leave prison?
    If the currently indicted defendants all have cash kitties awaiting them after release, don’t expect any of them to flip

    3.)If the feds are looking for possible witness intimidation [and they have expressed concern in court filings] they might want to keep on eye on Sara Bronfman and Ben Meyers.
    My observation: The Feds are going to have a very difficult time preventing witness intimidation if NXIVM is still being run from France.

    4.) Sara can operated from France – where she can possibly hope to avoid extradition if she is indicted, Clare from home arrest in Manhattan and Nancy in Albany. Together these three can manage operations in the name of Vanguard.
    My observations : for the next few years NXIVM will operate more like a covert spy agency operating under the radar.
    Furthermore, in light of France’s refusal to extradite Roman Polanski, the movie director convicted of pedophilia in California almost 45 years ago, does anyone expect France to extradite Sara Bronfman?

    5.) In short, NXIVM can continue to operate in the US and on a larger scale in Mexico.
    My observation: As I predicted a few days ago NXIVM will continue to operate in one form or another and the Salinas Crime Family of Mexico will begin to call the shots.
    The Bronfmans, Salzmans and other Gringa NXIVM leaders will just be figureheads.
    And Raniere will be elevated to Sainthood as a martyr to government tyranny.
    Indeed as a “persecuted” covert organization NXIVM will gain a certain cachet among certain segments of society.
    NXIVM and its organization are too valuable for these criminals to give up.
    It might operate under another name but it will still be around.

    • An additional thought.
      Sara can pay for NXIVM expenses, [to help keep NXIVM members from going to the feds].

      In the families of organized crime members, when Papa is sent away for a few years, the organization usually pays the expenses of the wife and kids.
      The wife and kids never have to go on welfare because Daddy is in the Big House.

      On a humorous note the kids are told by their mother “Daddy has gone away to college.”

      • Well there you have it from the man who considers himself an expert on everything NXIVM kind of amazing in that he never heard of NXIVM until about 8 months ago. An insult to anyone who has through personal experience or with thorough research has an actual perspective not based on an obsession with a woman who played a teenager on a show aimed at teenagers. Any evidence to support your “Salinas Crime Family” contention?

  • The Feds already have probable cause to be looking into all of this. Very telling is the fact that Sara refuses to even set foot on North America to help her sister stay out of jail. She is afraid, and likely should be.

    Like I have said on multiple occasions… Hopefully, these lax bail deals are to give everybody enough rope to hang themselves.

    • Sara Bronfman should worry about her involvement with the Rainbow Cultural Garden and whether it opens her up to charges of child trafficking.
      Moreover, other NXIVM members might be vulnerable because of their involvement with the Rainbow Cultural Garden.

      Unfortunately as the Roman Polanski case illustrates the French have a very tolerant view of pedophilia.

  • Just checked…Matthew McMorris is still NOT a licensed CPA in New York State. Hopefully for him, he’s stopped claiming that he is. Otherwise, I may have a new client.

  • Well, there you have it – the communications circle is in place. (Clare – Sara – Ben – Michelle – Nancy.) It is horrible that the organization can continue operations from behind the scenes.

    I believe the feds have just scratched the surface of what will turn out to be a massive criminal enterprise with tentacles reaching everywhere.

    • “I believe the feds have just scratched the surface of what will turn out to be a massive criminal enterprise with tentacles reaching everywhere.”

      Agree, however what about Kristin Kreuk, Mark Hildreth, Sarah Edmondson and Mark Vicente? If you commit a crime, there has to be consequences, otherwise, why have law?

      In Joe O’Hara’s lawsuit, he listed people he claims he had reason to believe were involved with crime. He said in a previous post that some “only” were involved with tax evasion and others were involved with additional crimes.

      Sarah Edmondson was not on his list, but her husband, Anthony Ames was. Mark Vicente was named also. Sarah Edmondson definitely would of known about, participated in and profited from NXIVM crime. Being branded, holding down other women to be branded, then going to the press does not clear her name or erase her wrongdoings in any way shape or form. Mark Vicente too profited from crime.

      Most of the people on Necker Island for the 2010 NXIVM cult summit were named in O’Hara’s lawsuit: Kristin Kreuk, Allison Mack, Mark Hildreth, Emiliano Salinas, Alejandro Benecourt and others. John Tigue who revealed the Necker Island trip along with photographic evidence made very specific claims, including the attendees discussed money laundering operations.

      So Kristin Kreuk was named in a lawsuit for crime, at least tax evasion and she was accused of being part of the NXIVM group discussing money laundering operations. She does not come across as squeaky clean at all. When will her full role be revealed? When will the press find out about it?

      The trial is happening in January 2019. Kristin Kreuk should be there, just like her fellow NXIVM members. Instead, her season 2 Canadian tax payer funded show will premiere in Canada at the same time and she will probably do tons of interviews promoting herself and having her publicists warn the journalists not to ask her about the cult and trial. They will probably oblige.

      Allison Mack was named in the lawsuit and was on Necker Island too. DOS only lasted for two years. NXIVM was a criminal organisation for years before that. Will ALL the people who participated in crime, especially knowingly, face justice?

      • Will ALL the people who participated in crime, especially knowingly, face justice?

        No.

        And notice how the brave Sir Richard Branson started backpedaling away from NXIVM after the branding scandal broke.

        NXIVM’s utility as a money laundering instrument is one reason why it will be resurrected.

        • Most of the criminals in NXIVM are not famous and in the public eye. Kristin Kreuk, who is famous and in the public eye can’t hide like the others.

      • O’Hara named over a hundred people who he claimed he had “reason to believe” were involved in crimes. Do you really think that is based on evidence or guild by association?
        Maybe the Feds should put them all on trial.

        • “let me state unequivocally that everyone I included as a named defendant was someone I had reason to believe was involved in one or more of the cult’s illegal activities. If I left someone out who should have been named, it was simply because I was unaware of their involvement in that type of activity at the time I filed the lawsuit (February 2012). It wasn’t a matter of me just sitting down one day and writing down the names of everyone I could remember. I had a list that included the names of everyone who was a member of the cult at one point in time – and I became aware of some of the others who joined after the timeframe covered by that list. But, obviously, not everyone.”

          “Many of those who were named were ‘only’ involved in the massive tax evasion scheme that NXIVM perpetrated from its inception. That sentence does not mean that I included people that I knew to be innocent. To the contrary, it means that many of the named defendants were “only” involved in tax evasion activities whereas the others who were named were also involved in other illegal activities. I had no need – or desire – to name innocent people.”

          “Many of those who were named were “only” involved in the massive tax evasion scheme that NXIVM perpetrated from its inception – but since I was trying to attract the attention of the New York State Department of Taxation & Finance, I included them (I had already turned over their names to the agency several months earlier – and it did absolutely nothing with the information).”

          • AUSA Moira Penza stated that almost everyone in NXIVM who wore a sash or was on a stripe path was involved as a co-conspirator in criminal activity or was a witness to criminal activity/

  • You guys are a true “Society of Protectors” for NXIVM victims — and who among them but the few at the top of the NXIVM human pyramid were not?

    Vanfraud’s “Society of Pussies” — the eunuchs of NXIVM — remain at large spreading this scourge, tampering with witnesses and they need to be stopped!

    Start with Steve Ose, whose been a Vanfraud hack since the mid-90’s and doubtless perpetrated some very serious offenses on some key VIP figures
    as part of their sick, “fantasy” world domination scheme and rape & pillage bitcoin rampage!

  • Lock “em up!
    August 22, 2018 at 4:30 pm
    O’Hara named over a hundred people who he claimed he had “reason to believe” were involved in crimes. Do you really think that is based on evidence or guild by association?
    Maybe the Feds should put them all on trial.

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    shadowstate1958
    August 22, 2018 at 6:10 pm
    AUSA Moira Penza stated that almost everyone in NXIVM who wore a sash or was on a stripe path was involved as a co-conspirator in criminal activity or was a witness to criminal activity

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    Be patient. Now that unencumbered law enforcement officials are directing this case, all of this will eventually come together.

    PS/As it turns out, I inadvertently omitted quite a few in my 2012 lawsuit.

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