Forced labor

July 24, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of an heiress and others in the investigation into a self-help group accused of branding women and forcing them into unwanted sex (all times local): 4:30 p.m. An heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune has been arraigned on racketeering conspiracy charges in...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. President Donald Trump had previously condemned the cruelty of North Korea’s government, but after his historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump seemed to play down the severity of human rights violations in North Korea. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)
June 13, 2018 - 5:26 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It was just months ago when President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to condemn the cruelty of North Korea's government. But after his historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he described as "very smart" and having a "...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. President Donald Trump had previously condemned the cruelty of North Korea’s government, but after his historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump seemed to play down the severity of human rights violations in North Korea. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)
June 13, 2018 - 1:56 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It was just months ago when President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to condemn the cruelty of North Korea's government. But after his historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he described as "very smart" and having a "...
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June 12, 2018 - 4:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has denied bail for the founder of a purported self-help group who's accused of sex-trafficking and branding women with his initials. Keith Raniere appeared Tuesday in a Brooklyn court. Prosecutors accuse Raniere of forming a barbaric secret society within NXIVM (...
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June 06, 2018 - 12:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for the jailed founder of a self-help group in New York say the government is acting like the "morality police" in his sex-trafficking case. The accusation was made in court papers filed late Tuesday seeking the release of Keith Raniere on $10 million bond. Federal...
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Actress Allison Mack, center, arrives with her legal team to Brooklyn Federal Court, Friday May 4, 2018, in New York. The former "Smallville" actress is scheduled to appear before a federal judge along with Keith Raniere, the leader of the self-help group NXIVM. Both are charged with coercing women who joined the organization into becoming a part of a secret sub-group where they were expected to act as "slaves" and engage in sex acts. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 04, 2018 - 12:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor says that more people will be charged in the criminal investigation of a cult-like group that included former "Smallville" actress Allison Mack. At a court hearing on Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Penza told a judge that the government plans to file a new...
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FILE - This June 26, 2012, file photo shows television actress Allison Mack at a party in Los Angeles. Federal prosecutors say television actress Allison Mack, from "Smallville" has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru. Mack, 35, was accused in an indictment unsealed Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. She was scheduled to appear in court later Friday. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)
April 24, 2018 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on actress charged in NXIVM case (all times local): 6 p.m. The actress granted bail while fighting charges that she helped recruit women into a cult-like group has left a Brooklyn courthouse. Allison Mack, best known for playing Superman's friend, walked in silence with...
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April 20, 2018 - 6:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the actress charged with helping to recruit women into a cult-like organization. (all times local): 6:30 p.m. An actress best known for playing a young Superman's friend has pleaded not guilty to charges she helped recruit women into a cult-like organization. Allison...
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March 27, 2018 - 8:28 pm
HALF MOON, N.Y. (AP) — Federal authorities on Tuesday raided an upstate New York residence connected to a secretive group accused of coercing female followers into having sex with its leader and getting branded with his initials. The raid of the home of NXIVM president Nancy Salzman came on the day...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Pramila Patten attends a special screening of Netflix's"First They Killed My Father" at the DGA theater in New York. The U.N. envoy for sexual violence in conflict who just returned from Iraq says she found "a gross lack" of support for women and girls who were raped and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State extremists, and survivors she met "were like living corpses." Patten told a news conference Friday, March 9, 2018, that the survivors were released early this year and told her they are confined to camps because of the double stigma of being victims of sexual violence and sexual slavery, and of being associated with IS. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
March 09, 2018 - 9:30 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for sexual violence in conflict who just returned from Iraq said Friday she found "a gross lack" of support for women and girls who were raped and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State extremists, and survivors she met "were like living corpses." Pramila...
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