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Judge denies bail for NXIVM founder Keith Raniere

NEW YORK (WTEN-TV) - NXIVM Founder Keith Raniere and Allison Mack both appeared in federal court on Tuesday.

Keith Raniere and his attorneys have spent the last week arguing their case for Raniere to be released on bail.

The judge says Raniere is a flight risk and the idea of armed guards keeping watch on him is absurd.

Raniere was denied bail in court on Tuesday but Allison Mack left the court to return to California under house arrest.

"Allison, did you help brand India Oxenberg?"

India's mother Catherine Oxenberg spoke to NEWS10 ABC outside court, saying her daughter is not in her right mind and still deeply entrenched in NXIVM.

"Allison Mack was my daughters direct superior in NXIVM. So she deserves to be held accountable for what she's done."

She says she's relieved Raniere is remaining behind bars.

Toni Natalie, Raniere's ex-girlfriend, says people were living in fear that he could be released.

"There is a fear because there's a lot of wealth and there's a lot of power and the amount of money that backs him."

That money that was offered up for bail was $10 million from an unnamed third party put into a trust at the time of Raniere's arrest.

The judge admin counsel asked several times who's money this is, saying there are no real consequences to Raniere if someone else is paying.

Frank Parlato, a former NXIVM publicist, says he knows exactly whose money it is.

"Raniere has been operating a very dangerous enterprise with his partner Clare Bronfman."

Bronfman is an heiress to Seagram's and Parlato suspects the next to face charges.

"She is a co-conspirator and that indicates she's likely to be indicted next."

Raniere's lawyers say they are unaware of Bronfman's involvement if any.

Raniere's lawyers declining to give me a straight answer and say they will be reapplying for bail.

Mack apparently still involved in plea negotiations. The next court appearance is s


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