Federal judge rejects request for NXIVM mistrial

May 23, 2019 05:01 PM

A federal judge rejected NXIVM co-founder Keith Raniere's request for a mistrial.

The defense filed the motion Wednesday night. Early Thursday morning, a judge denied it.

The Times Union is reporting it's due to the judge's decision to cut short a cross-examination of key prosecution witness Lauren Salzman on Thursday.

Raniere has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges.

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