NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)NXIVM leader Keith Raniere is due to appear in Brooklyn federal court.

Raniere was convicted in June on charges that included racketeering, sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of a child.

Prosecutors say while NXIVM was billed as a self-help group, it was really a sex cult set up like a pyramid scheme.


Friday’s hearing is to determine if there may have been a conflict of interest within Raniere’s legal team.

Raniere is due back in court for sentencing on Sept. 25.


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