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Television actor Allison Mack is attempting to negotiate a plea bargain for her role in the NXVIM racketeering trial.
Mack, best known for playing Chloe Sullivan in the TV series “Smallville,” faces a variety of federal felony charges for her alleged role in recruiting women to a secret group whose members were expected to act as “slaves” and to perform sex acts for NXVIM leader and founder Keith Raniere.
Her lawyers on Friday requested a 30-delay in the start of her trial, which is scheduled to begin in April because she is “actively engaged in negotiations with the government regarding a potential pretrial resolution of her case,” according to court documents.
The request, however, was denied by Judge Nicholas Garaufis.
The charges against Mack include conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy and sex trafficking conspiracy stemming from her role with the Capital Region-based organization.
In another recent development in the case, on Monday, during an unannounced court appearance, Lauren Salzman pleaded guilty to felony racketeering and racketeering conspiracy.
Her mother, Nancy Salzman, who was Raniere’s second in command in the NXIVM organization, had earlier pleaded guilty to racketeering.
Published at Sat, 30 Mar 2019 02:45:39 +0000