Ac­tress pleads guilty to rack­e­teer­ing charges

The Buffalo News - - NATIONAL NEWS -

NEW YORK – Allison Mack, an ac­tress who was among the most high-pro­file mem­bers of the cult­like group Nxivm, pleaded guilty to rack­e­teer­ing and rack­e­teer­ing con­spir­acy charges Mon­day in U.S. Dis­trict Court for the Eastern Dis­trict in Brook­lyn.

Mack, who is best known for her role as Clark Kent’s friend in the tele­vi­sion se­ries “Smal­lville,” was one of six de­fen­dants in the fed­eral rack­e­teer­ing in­dict­ment.

Some women in the or­ga­ni­za­tion were branded with the ini­tials of Nxivm’s for­mer leader, Keith Raniere, and forced to have sex with him, fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors said.

They said Mack helped re­cruit women, telling them they were go­ing to be­come mem­bers in a fe­male men­tor­ship group. Mack worked with Raniere in the sex traf­fick­ing and forced la­bor of one woman and the at­tempted sex track­ing of an­other.

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