Government Files In Response

Government Files In Response

On September 26, 2020, the prosecutors who were served the affidavit responded by making a public filing to the court. The purpose of this filing is not yet clear, but it confirms they have read and received the document.


Dear Judge Garaufis:

The government respectfully submits this letter to advise the Court that the undersigned prosecutors received the enclosed email and attachment on September 25, 2020. The government is also informed that on the same date, approximately ten individuals, one with a video camera, arrived at the United States Attorney’s Office and left a paper copy of the attachment for the undersigned. At approximately the same time, another individual unsuccessfully attempted to leave a package for former Assistant United States Attorney Moira Penza at her law firm address.

These efforts appear to be directed by the defendant Keith Raniere, as reflected in the enclosed correspondence from defendant Keith Raniere through his prison email account.

Respectfully submitted,

SETH D. DUCHARME, Acting United States Attorney

By: Tanya Hajjar, Mark Lesko, Assistant U.S. Attorneys


They included the original email that was sent to them:

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They also included emails between Mr. Raniere and Mr. Chakravorty that discuss the affidavit.

Mr. Raniere’s response to this development was,

“Great! There is nothing criminal about proving your innocence.”