NXIVM case: Actor Allison Mack is now internal 90838-053

Allison Mack, the former “Smallville” actress who last year pleaded guilty to her actions in Keith Raniere’s cult-like group NXIVM, has reported more than two weeks early to begin serving her sentence in a federal prison in California.

Mack, once known as Clark Kent’s close friend Chloe Sullivan on the longtime CW superhero show, is now Prisoner No. 90838-053 at the Federal Security Institute in Dublin, according to the Bureau of Prisons’ electronic registry. She had been ordered by the court to begin her term no later than September 29, but instead appeared on Monday, Fox news reported.

The 39-year-old artist, who appeared in more than 200 episodes of “Smallville” between 2001 and 2011, received a three-year sentence in exchange for her April 2019 due ground on two federal racketeering fees related to NXIVM. She admitted that she was recruiting new members and participating in the control of an inner circle of women subordinate to Raniere.

Raniere, Mack and others, including Seagram’s heiress Clare Bronfman, were arrested in 2018. Next year, Mack – who joined NXIVM in 2006 – admitted that he manipulated women into becoming sex slaves.

The alleged brainwashed women were part of an inner circle whose members, according to prosecutors, were marked with Raniere’s initials and gave up “security” – which could damage personal information that could later be used against them if they failed to do what they were told. .

The group’s activities were the subject of 2020 HBO documentaries “The Vow.”

Two of the series’ main contestants, Sarah Edmondson and Mark Vicente, were formerly enthusiastic members of the larger group before becoming an integral part of its downfall. They initially spoke in an explosive manner 2017 New York Times story which describes the secret society within NXIVM.

“I thought Keith Raniere was going to help people, and I was wrong,” Mack told a Brooklyn federal court judge when she pleaded guilty in 2019 and cried when she admitted her crimes. Thus, she passed a potential recommended sentence of 14 to 17.5 years.

Raniere, who was hiding in a closet when he was arrested in Mexico, was sentenced in October 2020 to 120 years behind bars after being convicted of crime it included abusing a 15-year-old girl.

– I think I’m innocent of the charges. “It’s true that I do not regret the crimes I do not think I have committed at all,” the former guru told the court, despite statements from 15 of his victims who demanded a long prison sentence.

Bronfman, the heir, was sentenced to almost seven years – which she began serving in September 2020 – after she admitted in court that she had ended up living illegally in the United States for unpaid “work and services” and committed credit card fraud on behalf of Raniere.

But she said in a letter to the court that she could not completely give up NXIVM or Raniere because her work with him and the group “changed my life for the better.”

Before sentencing, Mack made a statement to those who had been harmed by her actions.

“I’m sorry for you who took me to Nxivm. I’m sorry I ever exposed you to the filthy and emotionally offensive plans of a twisted man. I’m sorry I encouraged you to use your resources to participate in something that was so ugly in the end … ” she said in part also talks about the shame she had to deal with. “I feel a great sense of guilt because I have abused your trust and led you in a negative direction. I’m sorry for you I talked to in a hard or hurtful way.

“Then I thought I was helping. I believed in hard love and thought it was the way to personal empowerment. I was so confused. I never want to be someone who is considered evil, but those aspects of my humanity have been revealed in all this; it has been devastating to unite. ”

Mack said that engaging in Raniere was “my biggest mistake and biggest regret”.

Times staff writer Meredith Blake and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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