Former “Smallville” actress Allison Mack is expected to plead guilty on some charges in the NXIVM case, according to reports Monday.
Mack, 36, arrived at a Brooklyn courthouse Monday morning and was expected to change her plea on at least some of the charges, reported Page Six. Authorities charged her with sex trafficking, identity fraud and money laundering for allegedly taking part in a sex slave ring within Albany, New York-based NXIVM.
Mack could face life in prison, according to Page Six. Several others involved in the case, including NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman and her daughter Lauren Salzman, have pleaded guilty for their roles in the group.
Mack could be entering into a cooperation agreement. She allegedly helped NXVIM leader Keith Raniere run a secret ring within the self-help group called DOS that reportedly engaged in beyond-the-pale activities like forcing women onto highly restrictive diets and even branding them with Raniere’s initials. Raniere is facing charges as well, reported Page Six.
High-profile figures have been connected to NXIVM. Seagram’s liquor heiress Clare Bronfman faces charges for her alleged involvement. Bronfman fainted while in court March 27 after a judge asked her about reports that lawyer Michael Avenatti was representing her after his recent arrest on extortion charges, reported CBS News.
In addition, 2020 presidential candidate and Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s father worked on behalf of the sex cult more than a decade ago.
Jury selection in the case is expected to start as early as Monday, reported CBS New York.
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