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Nancy Salzman Is Set to Be Sentenced for Her Involvement With Nxivm

Prosecutors say Nancy Salzman, who created Nxivm alongside Keith Raniere, was an enabler who helped him remain the leader of a criminal enterprise and gain access to victims, but Salzman’s attorneys say she was a victim herself — and possibly one of Raniere’s first.

Salzman, 66, once the president of Nxivm, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court, more than two years after she pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge. Prosecutors have said Salzman played a role in attempting to intimidate and investigate perceived critics of Raniere, which helped create a climate of fear within the organization. Her attorneys point out that she was the first of Raniere’s co-defendants to plead guilty and helped facilitate others’ guilty pleas.

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