NEW YORK (AP) — A former nurse who co-founded and once ran the cult-like NXIVM group has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. Nancy Salzman must also pay a $150,000 fine. She has agreed to forfeit more than $500,000 in cash, several properties and a Steinway grand piano. Speaking in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday, the 67-year-old said she fell under NXIVM leader Keith Rainere’s spell when they started working together 20 years ago and that she started rationalizing and overlooking the wrongdoing she saw around her. She offered an apology to everyone she’s hurt and said, “I don’t know that I can ever forgive myself.”
BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION
ABC 17 News is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.
Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here
If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.