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Keith Raniere, leader of the Cult of NXIVM, has a stunning, philosophical epiphany.

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 4: RANIERE’S HAREM

NXIVM December 10, 2015 at 8:51 pm

BY FRANK PARLATO Thanks to the recommendation of my friend, G. Steven Pigeon, and following an interview in Albany, I began work for the self-help group NXIVM (pronounced Nexium). NXIVM is a New York for-profit corporation, headed by the self-proclaimed spiritually advanced genius and teacher Keith Raniere and his chiefRead More

THE CULT OF NXIVM SERIES:

THE CULT OF NXIVM SERIES:

NXIVM December 3, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Keith Raniere, self-proclaimed smartest man in the world and spiritually evolved guru > BY FRANK PARLATO I lived and worked with NXIVM for several months as their round-the-clock consultant, staying in their properties and communicating closely day and night with their top officials. That included leaders Keith Raniere, hypnotist and presidentRead More

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

The Bronfman/Raniere Cult Demands Investigation

Uncategorized November 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm

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 aRead More

THE BRONFMAN/RANIERE CULT DEMANDS INVESTIGATION

THE BRONFMAN/RANIERE CULT DEMANDS INVESTIGATION

NXIVM November 26, 2015 at 8:34 pm

This newspaper will continue to do it and encourage the Feds to join in BY FRANK PARLATO   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 theRead 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

NXIVM November 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm

BY FRANK PARLATO 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.Clare and Sara Bronfman, heirs toRead More

Target and Journalist

Target and Journalist

NXIVM November 12, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Parlato to have dual role in investigation BY FRANK PARLATO 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 BuffaloRead More

ECC President Jack Quinn
...under fire in state audit

Scathing State Audit Hits ECC’s Lax Control Environment2

Uncategorized January 28, 2015 at 11:51 pm

  The long-awaited state audit of Erie Community College (ECC) has now been released and it confirms much of what we have reported over the last several months about the management problems at the college that many have suggested have contributed to the institution’s current financial crisis that has resultedRead More

Print edition Jan http://southbuffalonews.com4

Print edition Jan http://southbuffalonews.com4

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

GOVERNOR’S ADVOCACY OF WRONGFUL CONVICTION REFORM WINS PRAISE OF NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

State and National News January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

ALBANY, NY — The New York State Bar Association applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo for supporting measures that will make our streets safer while protecting innocent individuals from wrongful conviction. “Wrongful convictions take a tremendous toll on our society,” said State Bar President David P. Miranda of Albany (Heslin Rothenberg FarleyRead More

Touma at $http://southbuffalonews.com25,000 plus per year courtesy taxpayers can afford to ‘not sign up for the pay’

Touma at $http://southbuffalonews.com25,000 plus per year courtesy taxpayers can afford to ‘not sign up for the pay’

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

According to the Buffalo News, Council Chairman Andrew Touma said “council members receive a part-time salary of $http://southbuffalonews.com2,000, but they are on call all the time. He said in comparable cities elected officials receive $http://southbuffalonews.com5,000. “’But we don’t sign up for the pay. Moving the city forward is why weRead More

Train Station and Wallenda – same old, same old

Train Station and Wallenda – same old, same old

Niagara Falls January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Train station The Niagara Falls Reporter has been pointing out for the past four years that the train station has yet to find an operating budget. The Reporter also wrote not too long ago that the residents should look for US Sen. Charles Schumer to come to the rescue withRead More

In Niagara Falls, home of big government  the rich get richer while the poor get poorer

In Niagara Falls, home of big government the rich get richer while the poor get poorer

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Bad luck comes in threes, they say, and for residents of Niagara Falls this cliché has been visited with a vengeance. The perennially cash strapped city has both the highest crime rate and the highest taxes per capita of any municipality in New York State, and is runRead More

Obama, Cuomo, Dyster join forces  to make transparency more blurry   

Obama, Cuomo, Dyster join forces to make transparency more blurry  

Niagara Falls January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

  Aside from the fact that they all happen to be Democrats, President Barack Obama, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Paul Dyster all have another trait in common – The belief that they can punish members of the press and the news organizations they work for by freezing them out,Read More

Dyster, City Council pleased with “Public Art”                   Especially when it’s at “Public Expense”

Dyster, City Council pleased with “Public Art”                   Especially when it’s at “Public Expense”

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

One-time Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill had a favorite saying when he had to accede anything of legislative significance to the Reagan administration, which was not infrequently, given the political skills of “the Gipper”.   “You know,” O’Neill would say, “the Irish gave the Scottish the bagpipes as a joke,Read More

Grandinetti defends her mayor by targeting “disloyal, disruptive, unproductive” employees for removal

Grandinetti defends her mayor by targeting “disloyal, disruptive, unproductive” employees for removal

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Goodness gracious what was councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti thinking as she put pen to paper, or cursor to screen, to write her Gazette January http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com, guest view titled, “The resumes are in”? The column heartily defended Mayor Dyster’s pre-Christmas call for a review of department head resumes. Dyster’s demand for hisRead More

Membership Set For CO. Manager Search; Sources Say Updegrove may be offered position

Membership Set For CO. Manager Search; Sources Say Updegrove may be offered position

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

LOCKPORT— Niagara County is looking for a new county manager to replace Jeffrey Glatz who handed in his resignation recently and will retire shortly. As long ago as late Spring last year there were rumblings about 20http://southbuffalonews.com5 being Glatz’s final year with the county. Now the membership of the NiagaraRead More

Websites ranks Niagara Falls third worst– but that’s their opinion

Websites ranks Niagara Falls third worst– but that’s their opinion

Niagara Falls January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

These days every other website is doing rankings. And website ranking opinions are like certain anatomical parts – everybody has one or two of them. So this website called Road Snacks decides to rank cities in New York State and using their yardstick – Niagara Falls is the third worstRead More

Tompkins explains position on ending council health insurance and his decision to accept health insurance

Tompkins explains position on ending council health insurance and his decision to accept health insurance

Niagara Falls January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

By Ken Tompkins During my campaign, I focused on ways in which to reduce the city’s financial footprint and save tax payers’ money. One way was to reduce or eliminate the health care benefits and insurance opt-out payments for part-time elected officials and part-time political appointees (like the civil serviceRead More

Only in NT – NT Environmental Committee doesn’t tell us these things!

Niagara County, Columns January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently reclassified the Niagara Sanitation site as a Class 2 site, a “significant threat to the public health or environment—action required.” Although in the Town of Wheatfield, it’s at the NT border, silently affecting NT residents with its contaminants. In early 20http://southbuffalonews.com5,Read More

Cuomo’s State of the State address environmental issues

State and National News January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

NEW YORK, N.Y.— Governor Andrew Cuomo’s state of the state address, combined for the first time with his executive budget proposal, discussed a range of pro-environmental initiatives. The Governor’s announcement included proposals to: raise the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to $300 million; spend $http://southbuffalonews.com5 million on clean energy opportunity trainingRead More

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