NXIVM Archive

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Charges against ex-Nxivm adviser dropped

Criminal charges have been dropped against a former top adviser to the Colonie-based Nxivm company who was accused of bilking a foundation affiliated with the "human potential" group for thousands of dollars, a spokesman for the District Attorney confirmed Saturday.

Fear and tears after Nxivm class

Woman claims stressful, probing conditions used at leadership seminar in Colonie Math teacher Nellie Forst wanted to control her temper better so she could one day become a principal. So at the advice of her father, the 28-year-old Philadelphia resident …

The Bronfmans And the Cult

We took a skeptical look at an executive training firm called NXIVM (pronounced nexium), run by a charismatic leader named Keith Raniere. Among Raniere’s acolytes were Sara and Clare Bronfman, daughters of Seagram billionaire Edgar Bronfman Sr. and half-sisters of …

Ex-aide calls Nxivm ‘extremely dangerous’

Company attorney denies allegations; neighbors concerned about home HALFMOON — A former Nxivm Corp. insider recently became the first to publicly condemn the secretive human development company, while unauthorized construction on a $400,000 Halfmoon home has raised local concerns. The …

Nxivm loses assets claim

Judge refuses to freeze holdings of businessman who is being sued by company ALBANY — A federal judge denied a motion on Monday by Nxivm Corp. to freeze the assets of Albany businessman Joe O’Hara, and the company withdrew its …

Nxivm accuses Albany businessman of fraud

Self-awareness training firm, 11 other plaintiffs allege former attorney bilked $2.5M ALBANY — A local company that offers self-awareness training for professionals has sued an Albany businessman, alleging he defrauded it and several wealthy members through racketeering schemes that he …

High court rejects Nxivm appeal

Company had sued researcher over cult label, criticism on Web ALBANY — The U.S. Supreme Court denied without elaboration an appeal to review a case involving a Colonie human potential training company, free speech and the Internet. The top court …

Court upholds Nxivm ruling

Albany– Training company challenged allegations that it’s a cult Allegations that a Colonie-based human potential company is a cult can stay online, a federal court has affirmed. Nxivm (pronounced NEX-ee-um), which offers human potential seminars, alleged that Rick Ross of …

An Espian’s brief life

Once a dynamic overachiever, a woman’s world deteriorated after she took classes offered by a Halfmoon-based group Kristin Marie Snyder’s life as an “Espian” lasted just four months. From November 2002 to February 2003, the 35-year-old Alaskan immersed herself in …