Keith Raniere continues to face the consequences of his role in the NXIVM scandal.
On Tuesday, July 20, a federal judge ruled that 21 victims should receive a total of $ 3.46 million in restitution from the founder of the sex trafficking sect.
In court documents obtained by E! News, the judge also ordered Raniere to return the “guarantee” he still controlled or had access to once he exhausted all his appeals.
According to CNN, Raniere appeared at the video stream restitution hearing from a federal facility in Arizona. He told the court that he had “never handled the guarantees” and that he did not know who the victims were. As he shared with the judge, “I don’t know what they’re asking for.”
Raniere has been accused of creating an all-female secretive group known as DOS within the NXIVM aid society. In June 2019, a Brooklyn federal jury found Raniere guilty of all counts, including racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking, sex trafficking and attempted sex trafficking.