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Attorney general probes nonprofit associated with NXIVM
Cult Education Institute - from The Albany Times-Union ^ | 25-Mar02018 | Brandon Lyons

Posted on 03/28/2018 9:41:35 AM PDT by ptsal

The state attorney general's office is investigating a nonprofit foundation associated with the NXIVM corporation that allegedly sponsored brain-activity and other human behavioral studies without any apparent oversight, according to court records.

The nonprofit Ethical Science Foundation was formed in 2007 by Clare W. Bronfman, an heiress of the Seagram Co. business empire who has described herself as the operations director of NXIVM. Bronfman, who owns a horse farm in Delanson, is listed in public records as the trustee and donor of the Ethical Science Foundation.

At the request of the attorney general's office, a state Supreme Court justice recently signed an order directing Bronfman and Dr. Brandon B. Porter, who is involved with NXIVM and conducted the human studies, to turn over all documentation associated with the research, including any written communications, videos, conclusions, consent forms and the names and addresses of "individuals associated with Ethical Science Foundation who participated in any manner with the studies."

The attorney general's office also is seeking financial records from the Ethical Science Foundation, including its annual budgets and bank account numbers, as well as the names and addresses of any board members, trustees or employees.

NXIVM's supporters have insisted it is a self-help group focused on business and personal improvement. NXIVM officials and associates have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and dispute any allegation that it is a cult.

Internal Revenue Service records indicate the Ethical Science Foundation acquired more than $145,000 worth of computers, medical equipment and brain-activity monitors several years ago. A 2015 IRS form filed by the nonprofit listed its "charitable activities" as "Tourettes study — studying the effects of a specific and innovative method has [sic] on individuals with Tourettes syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder." The 2015 tax form said its expenses were $32,620.

(Excerpt) Read more at culteducation.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2007; 2015; bronfman; cgi; cult; esf; ethicalscience; foundation; irs; keithraniere; nancysalzman; nxivm; raniere; salzman; seagrams; sex; slavery; tourettes
This story has it all: sex, slavery, medical research, wealthy sponsors, IRS, and, more importantly, it is in New York, not California.

The expanded story line will lead to the arrest of Keith Raniere.

https://m.timesunion.com/news/article/Feds-raid-home-of-NXIVM-co-founder-Nancy-Salzman-12784322.php

1 posted on 03/28/2018 9:41:35 AM PDT by ptsal
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To: ptsal; Liz; bitt; LucyT; ransomnote; generally

FYI


2 posted on 03/28/2018 9:42:21 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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Reads like an X-file episode. The only thing missing are the aliens.


3 posted on 03/28/2018 9:44:11 AM PDT by akalinin
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To: ptsal

I am in favor of brain activity.


4 posted on 03/28/2018 9:47:02 AM PDT by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill.)
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To: ptsal

Clockwork Orange lives!


5 posted on 03/28/2018 9:51:04 AM PDT by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill.)
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To: ptsal

Should have called themselves a “religion”


6 posted on 03/28/2018 9:53:32 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: ptsal

Everyone involved should claim they were on a secret government mission.


7 posted on 03/28/2018 9:54:23 AM PDT by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill.)
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To: ptsal

I’m doing research on PACs....yesterday I found one that seems to be used as an investment churner...


8 posted on 03/28/2018 10:26:53 AM PDT by goodnesswins (There were 1.41 MILLION NON Profit orgs in 2013 with $1.73 TRILLION in REVENUE)
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To: goodnesswins

Some chatter on the sidelines about CGI, but I don’t know how to confirm or disprove the chatter.


9 posted on 03/28/2018 10:44:30 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: goodnesswins

Some chatter on the sidelines about CGI, but I don’t know how to confirm or disprove the chatter.


10 posted on 03/28/2018 10:45:03 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: ptsal

CGI?


11 posted on 03/28/2018 10:48:13 AM PDT by goodnesswins (There were 1.41 MILLION NON Profit orgs in 2013 with $1.73 TRILLION in REVENUE)
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To: goodnesswins

Google pushes CGI to page two and lower on the search results.


12 posted on 03/28/2018 10:55:28 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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Sorry...im dumb...what is CGI?


13 posted on 03/28/2018 10:58:52 AM PDT by goodnesswins (There were 1.41 MILLION NON Profit orgs in 2013 with $1.73 TRILLION in REVENUE)
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To: goodnesswins

https://www.abbreviations.com/CGI

?????


14 posted on 03/28/2018 11:10:49 AM PDT by MEG33 (Help Shorten FReepathons......DONATE MONTHLY)
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To: goodnesswins

Search Crowd Source The Truth with Charles Ortel on Sunday evening and Wednesday evening. This is referenced as part of a series on Jason Goodman’s YouTube channel.


15 posted on 03/28/2018 11:13:39 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: goodnesswins

Clinton Global Initiative??


16 posted on 03/28/2018 11:17:09 AM PDT by Bob (Damn, the democrats haven't been this upset since Republicans freed their slaves.)
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To: MEG33

I’m traveling...searching is HARD!!! HAHA


17 posted on 03/28/2018 11:27:53 AM PDT by goodnesswins (There were 1.41 MILLION NON Profit orgs in 2013 with $1.73 TRILLION in REVENUE)
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The list is huge! Thus my ????


18 posted on 03/28/2018 11:29:21 AM PDT by MEG33 (Help Shorten FReepathons......DONATE MONTHLY)
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19 posted on 03/29/2018 8:17:08 AM PDT by bitt (The first to squeal gets the best deal.)
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