"DOS operated with levels of women "slaves" headed by "masters".
In a letter Donoghue submitted to the judge in Texas requesting that bail be denied, he asserts that Raniere has had more than 50 DOS slaves under him, many of whom were recruited from within NXIVM's ranks.
Pollak declined to release Mack on bail, but said she might be released at a future hearing if she could offer "significant property" to secure her bail. The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants benefit.
According to Page Six, Mack's alleged role involved luring women into the society and obtaining material such as "embarrassing photos and statements" that could later be used to blackmail them.
Federal prosecutors say a television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru.
On its website, Nxivm calls itself "a community guided by humanitarian principles that seek to empower people and answer important questions about what it means to be human". During the branding ceremonies, slaves were required to be fully naked, and a master would order one slave to film the branding while the others restrained the slave being branded. The actress is, however, a known co-creator of programs that enlisted other actors for Nxivm's increasingly expensive "empowerment" classes and workshops. Mack, 35, was accused in an indictment unsealed Friday in federal court in Brooklyn.
She and other women, who do not appear in on camera, can then be heard saying that they are going to get into a vehicle and follow the officers.
She's facing a minimum of 15 years in prison if convicted.
FBI Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. said in a press release concerning Mack's arrest, "As this pyramid scheme continues to unravel, we ask anyone who might have been a victim to reach out to us with information that may further our investigation".
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His letter was sent to the Chief Justice of the Hyderabad High Court. "The UPA government victimised our saints". Ten persons allegedly belonging to right-wing organisations were named as accused in the case.