From the Vanity Fair Magazine, November 2010, Sara Bronfman (left), Clare Bronfman (right)

The Bronfman/Raniere Cult Demands Investigation

November 27, 2015 Frank Parlato 0
From the Vanity Fair Magazine, November 2010, Sara Bronfman (left), Clare Bronfman (right)
From the Vanity Fair Magazine, November 2010, Sara Bronfman (left), Clare Bronfman (right)

This is another installment of a series where I am the journalist covering my own federal indictment on- 19 criminal counts. Last week I wrote about cult leader Keith Raniere and the two women who fund and empower him – Seagram heiresses, Clare and Sara Bronfman.

The trio had a role behind the federal investigation that led to my indictment. It may have been a corrupt role.

Clare, 36, and Sara Bronfman, 39, are sisters. Their father, the late Jewish Canadian billionaire Edgar Bronfman, Sr. was chief executive of Seagrams and president of the World Jewish Congress. read more

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THE BRONFMAN/RANIERE CULT DEMANDS INVESTIGATION

November 26, 2015 Staff 0

This newspaper will continue to do it and encourage the Feds to join in

This is another installment of a series where I am a journalist covering my own federal indictment on 19 criminal counts.

Last week I wrote about cult leader Keith Raniere and the two women who fund and empower him – Seagram heiresses, Clare and Sara Bronfman.

Keith Raniere, is he an enlightened spiritual being, or a criminal cult leader?
Keith Raniere, is he an enlightened spiritual being, or a criminal cult leader?

The trio had a role behind the federal investigation that led to my indictment. It may have been a corrupt role.

Clare, 36, and Sara Bronfman, 39, are sisters. Their father, the late Jewish Canadian billionaire Edgar Bronfman, Sr. was chief executive of Seagrams and president of the World Jewish Congress. read more

Keith Raniere’s work includes keeping a harem who may dedicate their entire lives to his teachings.

FBI SHOULD INVESTIGATE BRONFMANS AND CULT LEADER KEITH RANIERE: PART 1

November 19, 2015 Staff 0

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The federal government is actively investigating whether the Bronfmans are my victims. But they are the ones who should be investigated since there are many victims – including myself – of the Bronfman sisters and the man who leads them, Keith Raniere.C
lare and Sara Bronfman, heirs to the Seagram’s liquor fortune, and purported cult members, filed a complaint against me with the FBI claiming I defrauded them out of $1 million.

Raniere – who made the 1989 “The Guinness Book of World Records” for his high IQ – estimated to be between 188 and 194 – was born in Brooklyn in 1960, claimed to speak full sentences at age one, taught himself high-school math in 19 hours when he was 12 and completed three years of college math and computer-language classes by the age of 13. read more

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Target and Journalist

November 12, 2015 Staff 0

Parlato to have dual role in investigation

BY FRANK PARLATO

Left to right: US Attorney William Hochul, Keith Raniere (Forbes cover story), Clare Bronfman
Left to right: US Attorney William Hochul, Keith Raniere (Forbes cover story), Clare Bronfman

As a newspaper editor and publisher I have always insisted on transparency of government, and the transparency of private individuals dealing with government.

I have reported on these matters whenever I could with the depth that I could.

The Buffalo News reported on Sunday, November, 8, 2015 that the local US attorney’s office has targeted me for an investigation to determine whether to charge me with one or more felonies, or decline to prosecute after reviewing exonerating evidence, or alternately make an offer to me to avoid prosecution by taking a plea deal. read more