NXIVM co-founder Salzman gets 3.5 years in prison

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The co-founder of NXIVM will spend 42 months in prison. Nancy Salzman of Halfmoon learned her fate Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn.

She pleaded guilty in 2019 to racketeering conspiracy for her role in the self-help group she started with Keith Raniere.

Prosecutors Say Salzman cooperated with their case against Raniere, who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. But they say Salzman also benefited for decades as Raniere’s fiercely loyal second-in-command.

Her lawyers had asked for no prison time, arguing Raniere had manipulated her.

She will begin serving her sentence in January.