Anonymous 12/25/2022 (Sun) 11:16 Id: d9d0a2 No.115328 del
Case 1:18-cr-00204-NGG-VMS Document 414 Filed 03/13/19 Page 27 of 43, Page 28 of 43
D. Campaign Contribution Evidence
i. Facts
At trial, the government intends to introduce witness testimony and documents demonstrating that in 2007, the defendants and their co-conspirators were involved in an illegal scheme to exceed contribution limits to a presidential primary campaign. Witness testimony, corroborated by documentary evidence, will demonstrate that at least 14 members of the Nxivm community, including at least five defendants and co-conspirators, made the maximum campaign donation to a primary campaign with the understanding that they would be reimbursed by Bronfman or Nancy Salzman. At the suggestion of a political operative, who has since pleaded guilty to an unrelated New York state bribery charge also involving campaign contributions, the contributions were “bundled” and presented to the candidate at a fundraising event attended by conspirators, including Nancy Salzman. A cooperating witness who attended the event will testify that the defendants and their co-conspirators made the contributions in hopes of obtaining political influence to advance their own agenda, including targeting perceived enemies of Raniere. The government will also seek to introduce evidence of similar conduit contributions to other elected officials, as well as use of other political lobbyists in attempts to gain influence.
Patrick Howley, Apr 17, 2019, Big League Politics
COURT DOCS: Prosecutors Ask To Present Evidence That NXIVM Sex Cult Leaders Illegally Bundled Money For Hillary Clinton Campaign
Bronfman’s donations to Clinton are recorded here.
Emily Saul and Max Jaeger, May 13, 2019, NYPost
Nxivm benefactor funneled illegal donations to win Clinton’s favor: ex-cult member

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