Keith Raniere is rarin': His pitch for speedy Nxivm trial, and against child sex counts - 2019-03-25
Lots of court documents have hit the Nxivm file, and we've been sorting through them as we can. On Friday, Keith Raniere filed a motion to dismiss that included his argument for keeping the timing of the upcoming trial on track, with jury selection starting on April 8 and opening statements on April 29, and blames prosecutors for trying to delay things.
At the last court conference, the government searched for ways to yet again adjourn the Court's firm trial date. It gratuitously stated, for example, that it was in active plea negotiations with three defendants, and suggested that may delay the trial.
This was a reference to news that actress Allison Mack, bookkeeper Kathy Russell, and Nancy Salzman's daughter Lauren are apparently all in negotiations to take pleas, like Nancy already has done, which would leave only Raniere and Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman to face trial.