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NXIVM suspends operations amid legal troubles

NXIVM suspends operations amid legal troubles

Organization posts letter to members on website
NXIVM suspends operations amid legal troubles
State police and FBI agents are seen March 27 at a Halfmoon home owned by NXIVM principal Nancy Salzman.
Photographer: Erica Miller/Daily Gazette Photographer

CLIFTON PARK -- NXIVM, the embattled self-described world-improvement community, has suspended all operations, as its founder faces federal charges that accuse him of being involved in sex slavery.

NXIVM announced the suspension of its operations in an "important message to our members" posted on its website.

"It is with deep sadness that we inform you we are suspending all NXIVM/ESP enrollment, curriculum and events until further notice," states the message. "While we are disappointed by the interruption of our operations, we believe it is warranted by the extraordinary circumstances facing the company at this time.  

"We continue to believe in the value and importance of our work and look forward to resuming our efforts when these allegations are resolved."

Several properties owned by Clifton Park-based NXIVM or its principals have been seized, as legal proceedings continue against founder Keith Raniere.

Specifically, Raniere faces one count each of sex trafficking, conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and to commit forced labor.

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