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Convicted NXIVM Sex Cult Leader Keith Raniere Denied New Trial

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- There will be no new trial for convicted NXIVM sex cult leader Keith Raniere.

A federal judge denied Raniere's request Friday for a second time.

Lawyers for Raniere argue cult members were not allowed to testify on his behalf.

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Raniere was convicted in 2019 of running the Albany-based cult where women were allegedly branded and forced into sexual slavery.

Raniere is scheduled to be sentenced next week and faces the possibility of life in prison.


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