She is a critic of the Capital Region-based NXIVM organization, which her daughter is a member of. She is a critic of the Capital Region-based NXIVM organization, which her daughter is a member of. more Keith Raniere, founder of NXIVM, entering the Dalai Lama event and moments before being served with court papers at the Palace Theater in downtown Albany on Wed., May 6, 2009. The threat behind him says "You will die in 7 days".
Photos for a Dennis Yusko, story on the company and it's practices and their involvement with O'Hara. FERRIS--Tuesday, August 3, 2006, New Baltimore, NY, in Green County. She is a critic of the Capital Region-based NXIVM organization, which her daughter is a member of. She is a critic of the Capital Region-based NXIVM organization, which her daughter is a member of. more For years, numerous people with connections to NXIVM made troubling reports about the Colonie-based self-help group to a host of law enforcement agencies.
Land owned by Joseph O'Hara, cq., was vandalized with a spray painted death threat in July. more Catherine Oxenberg is interviewed at the Times Union on Monday, Nov. (Will Waldron/Times Union) less Catherine Oxenberg is interviewed at the Times Union on Monday, Nov. They shared allegations of money laundering, tax evasion, immigration fraud, kidnapping plots and perjury.
(Emily Masters / Times Union) New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office has begun examining NXIVM's dealings, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
The new interest comes after multiple law enforcement agencies, including Schneiderman's office, had for years brushed aside the concerns from Raniere's critics and others about the murky inner workings of NXIVM, which one expert has characterized as an "extreme cult." A spokesman for Schneiderman did not respond to questions about the investigation.
This video contains excerpts from a recorded telephone call attributed to Kristen Keeffe, who was part of NXIVM co-founder Keith Raniere’s inner circle. The conversation was recorded on March 24, 2015, by Barbara Bouchey, a former NXIVM board member who has battled lawsuits and criminal charges that were filed against her after she left NXIVM in 2009.
The recording was filed in Albany County Court on Oct. Computer trespassing charges filed against Bouchey by NXIVM were later dismissed.NXIVM officials and associates have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and dispute any allegation they are a cult.They did not return calls seeking comment for this article.But records obtained by MLive-The Flint Journal through the Freedom of Information Act show problems at the funeral home date back more than a decade and that investigators with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs were aware of improperly stored human remains at Swanson nearly two years before action was taken to shut it down.Among the warning signs, according to state documents: State shuts down Swanson Funeral Home, says bodies, maggots found in garage Jason Moon, a spokesman for LARA, would not comment on Swanson's history or how the state responded to problems, citing an "ongoing investigation" with the attorney general and because of "pending litigation regarding this case." In addition to violations related to the storage of bodies, Swanson is also accused of failing to register to sell prepaid contracts and failing to register as a producing facility or to submit a medical waste management plan.There is no specific timeframe to file a petition to dissolve orders of summary suspension against the business and O'Neil D. The next step facing the funeral home is for LARA's Corporations, Securities and Licensing Bureau to request a formal administrative hearing date to finalize all of the disciplinary actions, Moon said.