NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman has been released from federal custody early, less than 20 months into her 3 1/2-year sentence for playing an executive role in Keith Raniere’s twisted sex cult. He was released.
Salzman, 69, who asked a judge for her release in July over breast cancer concerns, was transferred from a detention center in Hazelton, West Virginia, to a concentration camp in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, according to federal Bureau of Prisons records. Ta.
Salzman had asked Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn to immediately release him, saying he waited 16 and a half weeks to undergo an MRI following a concerning March 23 ultrasound.
Garaufis said at a hearing in July that he did not want the prison sentence for Salzman, who has had breast cancer twice, in 2011 and 2018, to “turn into a death sentence.”
The judge ordered the BOP to interrogate Salzman.
It was not immediately clear what the results of the MRI were or whether Salzman was released. Albany Time Union reported — it was related to her health concerns.
Her attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday.
But Salzman would have been eligible for compassionate release to house arrest or a nursing home on Sept. 7 if he stayed out of trouble under the 2018 First Step Act.
According to BOP records, her current release date from jail is June 17, 2024, nearly nine months before the end of her 42-month sentence.
Salzman pleaded guilty in September 2021 to one count of racketeering conspiracy for hacking the emails of NXIVM opponents and concealing evidence that could be used against the Albany-based cult. He was sentenced to prison.
She completed her sentence in January 2022.
Salzman said there is nothing new about NXIVM’s secret sex ring known as “DOS,” where women were starved, branded with Raniere’s initials, and forced to have sex with him. he claimed.
Raniere, 63, was sentenced to 120 years in prison in 2019 for running a twisted secret society.
Another high-ranking member of the cult, “Youngville” actress Allison Mack, also served two of her three-year sentence for helping brainwash women into sex slaves for Svengali-like leaders. After serving less than a year in prison, he was released to a concentration camp on July 5.
BOP did not immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday.