TV actor Allison Mack, who performed a key function in a scandal-ridden, cult-like upstate New York group, reported to jail in California to begin her sentence early, in response to a spokesperson for the correctional facility.
“We can confirm Allison Mack entered the custody of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) on September 13, 2021, at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Dublin in Dublin, California,” a spokesperson for the jail mentioned. “Ms. Mack’s projected release date will be calculated in accordance with federal statutes and Bureau of Prisons policy.”
FCI Dublin, according to its website, is “low security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp.” The correctional facility, which solely homes feminine offenders, presently has 727 inmates.
Mack was sentenced to three years in jail on June 30 after pleading responsible to expenses she manipulated girls into changing into intercourse slaves for the group’s religious chief.
Mack — greatest recognized for her function as a younger Superman’s shut pal on the sequence “Smallville” — appeared in Brooklyn federal courtroom for her sentencing earlier this summer season. She’s anticipated to hunt credit score for cooperating towards NXIVM chief Keith Raniere and taking accountability for serving to him create a secret society of brainwashed girls who had been branded along with his initials.
Devoting herself to the self-improvement guru “was the biggest mistake and greatest regret of my life,” she wrote in a letter filed with the courtroom final week.
“I am sorry to those of you that I brought into NXIVM,” she wrote. “I am sorry I ever exposed you to the nefarious and emotionally abusive schemes of a twisted man.”
Under advisory sentencing pointers, Mack would have confronted between 14 and 17 1/2 years behind bars. Her protection crew has argued in courtroom papers that probation or a sentence to dwelling confinement is extra applicable, and prosecutors have agreed that any jail time period must be beneath the rules vary due to her cooperation.
“The NXIVM saga and the story of Ms. Mack’s descent have been a tragedy for all involved. But that need not, and should not, be the end of the story for Allison Mack,” her attorneys wrote in courtroom papers.
In the top, she was sentenced to 36 months for racketeering and 36 months for racketeering conspiracy — each to be served concurrently. She may even have 3 years of post-release probation. Additionally, she was fined $20,000.
Mack, 39, was as soon as a part of the interior circle of Raniere, whose group attracted millionaires and actors amongst its adherents. Prosecutors mentioned she grew to become a “master” for “slaves” she ordered “to perform labor, take nude photographs, and in some cases, to engage in sex acts with Raniere.”
As authorities closed in on Raniere, he fled to Mexico with Mack and others to attempt to reconstitute the group there. He was arrested and despatched to the United States in March 2018; Mack was arrested just a few days later.
“Ms. Mack now understands that this was the best thing that could have happened to her at that time,” the protection papers say.
Mack offered info to prosecutors about how Raniere inspired “the use of demeaning and derogatory language, including racial slurs, to humiliate ‘slaves,’” the federal government papers mentioned. More importantly, she offered a recording of a dialog she had with Raniere in regards to the branding, they added.
The branding ought to contain “a vulnerable position type of a thing” with “hands probably above the head being held, almost like being tied down, like sacrificial, whatever,” Raniere advised her. The girls, he added, “should say, ‘Please brand me. It would be an honor.’ Or something like that.”
Raniere was sentenced final yr to 120 years in jail for his conviction on sex-trafficking expenses.
The self-improvement guru was sentenced on expenses that he turned feminine members of the group into intercourse slaves and even branded some along with his initials.