NXIVM foe indicted in Texas - 2012-02-28
ALBANY -- — NXIVM critic Joseph J. O'Hara, who has sued the personal growth company, is facing legal challenges himself, including a federal indictment in Texas accusing him of conspiracy in a bribery and kickback scheme.
O'Hara also confronts a motion in federal court here to force him to repay more than $2 million to Sara and Clare Bronfman, the Seagram's heiresses who are major supporters of NXIVM. That $2 million sum had been the backdrop for O'Hara's indictment in Albany County in 2007, a charge that was dismissed for lack of evidence but that now figures in his claims against NXIVM.
The separate problems for the Colonie attorney stem from his business in the middle part of the last decade, when he was a paid consultant of NXIVM and ran his own national business selling services to public school districts.