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Allison Mack, the former “Smallville” actress and convicted recruiter for the NXIVM sex cult, is as of this week an inmate at the Federal Correction Institution in Dublin, California.
Mack, 39, reported to the prison on Monday, nearly two weeks early, a spokesperson for the Bureau of Prisons confirmed to Oxygen.com. She was expected to begin her sentence on September 29, according to People Magazine. Mack was sentenced on June 30 to three years behind bars for her role in the NXIVM case, as previously reported by Oxygen.com. She was also fined $20,000.
Mack faced up to 40 years in prison, but pleaded guilty to conspiracy and racketeering charges in 2019.
Prosecutors said Mack was one of NXIVM founder and leader Keith Raniere’s top lieutenants. She had a key role in the formation of the sex cult within NXIVM known as DOS. Women joined the group, believing it would lead to self-empowerment, but they served as slaves and were forced to disclose damaging personal information, usually nude photographs, to ensure loyalty and silence.
Prosecutors said some of the women were branded with Raniere’s initials. Others were forced into sex with the group's leader.
Mack apologized to her victims before her sentencing.
“It is now of paramount importance to me to say, from the bottom of my heart, I am sorry,” Mack wrote in her statement, previously obtained by Oxygen.com. “I threw myself into the teachings of Keith Rainire [sic] with everything I had. I believed, whole-heartedly, that his mentorship was leading to a better, more enlightened version of myself. I devoted my resources, and, ultimately, my life to him. This was the biggest mistake and greatest regret of my life.”
Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison for sex trafficking and other crimes including racketeering, child pornography and forced labor in September of 2020.
Others NXIVM members who assisted Raniere, including Nancy Salzman, co-founder of the cult, have been sentenced to prison.
Mack is the latest celebrity to serve time in the Dublin prison. TV stars Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman both served time there for their roles in the 2019 college admissions scandal, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Other big names to serve time at the Dublin facility include publishing heiress Patty Hearst, Sara Jane Moore, who attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975, and the so-called Hollywood madam, Heidi Fleiss, the paper reported.
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