Yahoo Entertainment interviewed Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Silva Megerditchian on December 18, 2019, in an article entitled, “Allison Mack will serve ‘a substantial amount of time’ in prison for role in Nxivm Sex Cult, lawyer says.” Allison Mack, an actress who played in Smallville, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and racketeering. She also admitted to state law extortion and forced labor. She was a member of Nvixm, a self-help group and sex cult. Mack founded a women-branding “sorority” within the cult and was one of Nvixm’s highest-ranking members. Mack would literally brand women in the group with her and cult-founder Keith Raniere’s initials.

“Allison Mack is facing a total of 40 years maximum confinement time in the two charges she plead guilty to in federal court,” said Megerditchian.

According to the article, “Megerditchian believes Mack’s defense team will use her emotional confession when pushing for as little time as possible behind bars.

‘They will likely use a lot of mitigation to show Ms. Mack is apologetic and learned from her crimes,’ she explains. ‘Ms. Mack has a lot going for her for mitigation purposes: The defense will likely argue she has no record, was apologetic and tearful in court. That she took full responsibility for her actions, and admitted in court to joining the Nxivm secret [sorority] to find purpose in her life — and was likely brainwashed by its leader and used as a sex slave for his benefit.’

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