Keith Raniere kept using Pam Cafritz's American Express card long after she died.
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More Than $14 Million in Defense Trust Fund – and The Vanguard Doesn’t Leave Home Without Pam Cafritz’s American Express Card

Based on the testimony of Richard Guerci, a former IRS agent who now works as a private investigator for an agency that investigates financial crimes for the agency, we now know that Clare Bronfman put a total of $14.3 million into the Defense Trust Fund that has been used to pay for the attorneys representing her five co-defendants in the case of the U.S. v. Raniere Et Al.

MK10ART’s wonderful painting of Clare Bronfman.

Bronfman has already pleaded guilty in the case to concealing and harboring an illegal alien for financial gain – and to the fraudulent use of identification. She is currently awaiting sentencing.

Earlier estimates were that Clare’s contribution was in the $5 million – $10 million range.

It is still unclear exactly when Clare put the funds in – but we now know that they came in via six or seven separate payments.

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Jack Levy To The Rescue
It was also revealed that Clare was not the only person to put money into the Defense Trust Fund.

Which, given how many Nxians adored and revered Keith Raniere, was not exactly surprising.

What was surprising, however, is that there was only one other contributor: Jack Levy.

Jack Levy and his wife, Bibianna, whom he shared with the Vanguard.

And Levy, who is currently the public face of NXIVM in Mexico, contributed a paltry $1,030 – which is less than what Raniere’s legal team charges for each 15-minute break during the trial.

Levy lives in Guadalajara, MX – and is the owner of VEQ Real Estate, a company that provides property management services. Questions have been raised about who owns the properties that Levy manages – and why they are guarded by armed personnel.

According to Quien magazine, Levy now has signatory authority for ESP Mexico, the company that operates the remaining NXIVM Centers in Mexico. That apparently happened after Emiliano Salinas removed his name as the company’s signatory.

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Raniere Helps the Late Pam Cafritz Rack Up Points On Her American Express Card
Guerci also testified about some of the charges that Raniere racked up on an American Express card that belonged to Pamela Cafritz, who died on November 7, 2016 (NXIVM withheld any announcement about her death until November 28, 2016 – and the whereabouts of her body is still unknown).

The late Pam Cafritz.

During the 18-months following Cafritz’s death, the card was used to pay for at least $328,305.84 in expenses (For those of you who can’t do the math in your head, that’s almost $18,000 per month).

Included in those charges was $783.61 worth of a supplement called Prosvent – which is sometimes used to treat erectile dysfunction.

Several of the former DOS members who have testified during Raniere’s trial have indicated that he has severe problems in getting – and maintaining – an erection.

Or as Cami, one of his victims, succinctly put it: “It’s been a long time since you were fully erect.”

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Raniere Signed Checks On Pam’s Bank Account
The American Express charges were apparently paid via checks that were drawn on Pam’s checking account.

Although some of those checks appear to have been “signed” via a signature stamp, others were apparently signed by Raniere himself.

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Raniere Claimed He Had No Assets When Ordered To Pay Legal Fees
Despite having access to the millions of dollars that were apparently in one of Pam’s bank accounts at the time of her death, Raniere claimed that he did not have any assets to pay the more than $440,000 of legal fees he was ordered to pay as a result of his specious lawsuit against AT&T and Microsoft.

The US Patent Office canceled the patents Keith Raniere claimed were his in a federal lawsuit against AT&T and Microsoft.

Raniere’s lawsuit against AT&T and Microsoft was based on his claim that they had infringed on one of his patents – a patent that, as was proven during the early stages of that case, he actually did not own.

The presiding judge in the case, U.S. District Court Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn, dismissed the case with prejudice – and ordered Raniere to pay the legal fees of AT&T and Microsoft – because, as she stated, “(Raniere) “acted in bad faith and vexatiously multiplied these proceedings”.

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  • Boom! Slap my ass, shave Scott Johnson and teach him to walk backwards.

    $14 MILLION…Wow!!!

    What a deal. And everyone pleads out, except for Albany Jesus, the Smelly One, the Mitey Limp VanCrook Keith Raniere.

    VIVA VIVA VIVA EXECUTIVE SUCCESS

    And Prosvent for Mr. Limpy! Cmon, aren’t you the smartest man on the planet? Spring for a penis pump, Viagra (rhymes with Niagara, for strength and power) or Cialis

  • What’s not making any sense is that Keith was the executor of Pam’s will until just before he was arrested. So who did Pam leave money to? It seems she didn’t leave much to Keith if he resorted to fraudulent means to use her money. Also why did he remove himself as executor of the will in 2018? This all drives me crazy because too many details are missing! Someone please tell me if you have the answers!

    • It is these kind of financial things that tend to be easier to prosecute over than adult women “consensually” agreeing to have sex with KR. The will should be a public document I presume so could be checked as to who were the heirs. If executors took money other than for debts due the new executors may have to bring proceedings to get that money back.

  • Is there any crimes these people (Raniere and his accomplices) haven’t done?

    I’m struggling to think of anything…

  • Clare Bronfman is an evil psychopath every bit as bad as Raniere, but she’ll hardly get a slap on the wrist, because she’s got enough money to bribe her way out of a prison sentence. Justice is like cheese. The more money you’ve got, the more you can buy.

  • Why did Clare Bronfman get such a sweet deal? Is she going to testify soon? So many questions with this person that need to be answered.

  • If Clare were smart, she’d be overbuying Doritos Nachos and Fritos for the jailbird to help fatten him up for the kill. He should arrive in prison with some nice pudgy manboobs. Must be jelly ’cause jam don’t shake like that.

  • “Included in those charges was $783.61 worth of a supplement called Prosvent – which is sometimes used to treat erectile dysfunction.”

    It’s ironic for Keith to seek medication for his boner issues if that’s the reason.

  • The charges to Pam’s credit card might have been authorized by Pammy herself, either before or after her death from cancer.

    Regardless of what naysayers may believe, ‘seances’ can be used since I’ve seen them with my own eyes.

    Also… If Pammy wrote a note to Keith (before she kicked the bucket) giving him permission to charge her card after she went to Satan, then it’s LEGALLY justified for Keith to make those charges in the eyes of the law.

    Even though it’s technically a breach of banking rules to use a card without the cardholder present, if Pammy gave him written permission then Federal law will not have been broken.

    Why not?

    Cuz ‘consent’ would have been given.

    Keith is therefore innocent of that charge, in the eyes of Federal law.

    Keith is gonna walk free within 2 weeks and Yolanda Cortez (aka Pea Onyu) will be reunited with her loving Vanguard in plenty of time to celebrate V-week 2019.

    I can feel it in my bones. Keith is getting ready to walk.

    Everybody else on this site should be SHITTING THEIR UNDIES and worrying about this.

    Frank, Claviger and Heidi should be afraid. Be afraid, everybody. Keith is walking.

    I refuse to sugarcoat this fact.

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