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Money concerns raised in NXIVM's legal defense

January 29, 2019 07:31 PM

The legal defense of NXIVM leaders appears to be running out of money.

A status hearing was held on Monday.

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As NewsChannel 13 has reported before, a trust funded By Seagram's Liquor heiress Clare Bronfman is bankrolling the defense for her co-defendants - including Keith Raniere.

A judge on Monday raised concerns that 75-percent of that trust has already been spent.

The judge asked each defense attorney to write him a confidential letter about what happens if the money runs out.

Prosecutors have already called the financial setup a conflict of interest.

The trial is scheduled for April.

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