Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter
Former “Smallville” actress Allison Mack is expected to plead guilty on some charges in the NXIVM case, according to reports Monday.
Mack, 36, arrived at a Brooklyn courthouse Monday morning and was expected to change her plea on at least some of the charges, reported Page Six. Authorities charged her with sex trafficking, identity fraud and money laundering for allegedly taking part in a sex slave ring within Albany, New York-based NXIVM.
Mack could face life in prison, according to Page Six. Several others involved in the case, including NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman and her daughter Lauren Salzman, have pleaded guilty for their roles in the group. (RELATED: REPORT: Gillibrands Dad Worked For Sex Cult)
Mack could be entering into a cooperation agreement. She allegedly helped NXVIM leader Keith Raniere run a secret ring within the self-help group called DOS that reportedly engaged in beyond-the-pale activities like forcing women onto highly restrictive diets and even branding them with Ranieres initials. Raniere is facing charges as well, reported Page Six.
Clare Bronfman, an heiress of the Seagrams liquor empire, arrives at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse, for her trial regarding sex trafficking and racketeering related to the Nxivm cult in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., Jan. 9, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
High-profile figures have been connected to NXIVM. Seagrams liquor heiress Clare Bronfman faces charges for her alleged involvement. Bronfman fainted while in court March 27 after a judge asked her about reports that lawyer Michael Avenatti was representing her after his recent arrest on extortion charges, reported CBS.
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