Two NXIVM defendants lose appeals in federal court

Keith Raniere and Clare Bronfman have lost their federal appeals in the NXIVM case.

The New York court affirmed Raniere’s conviction on charges of sex trafficking, sexual exploitation of a child and forced labor conspiracy.

The former NXIVM leader is currently serving a 120-year sentence in federal prison.

The court also refused to overturn the sentencing of Clare Bronfman, who had claimed her sentencing was unreasonable.

She was sentenced to nearly seven years – more than what prosecutors had recommended – which was five years.