Attorney’s for Allison Mack are asking a federal judge for no jail time. The former “Smallville” actor faces charges stemming from her role in the Keith Raniere and NXIVM sex cult case.
Last week, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis was asked by Prosecutors for leniency on sentencing given guidelines that call for a sentence of 14 to 17 years.
Defense Attorney’s for Mack said the actor has turned her life around after reconnecting with her family and pursuing her education at the University of California at Berkley.
The sentencing memo from her defense team places an emphasis on the fact the actor has said she fully renounces her support of and belief in NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere. Mack has already served three years of house arrest and the memo states she is “earnestly dedicated to her rehabilitation.”
Mack has made good use of the past three years served on house arrest by working for a catering business, obtaining an associate’s degree and enrolled for her bachelor’s degree.
“It is now of paramount importance for me to say, from the bottom of my heart, I am so sorry. I threw myself into the teachings of Keith Raniere with everything I had. I believed, whole-heartedly, that his mentorship was leading me to a better, more enlightened version of myself. I devoted my loyalty, my resources, and, ultimately, my life to him. This was the biggest mistake and regret of my life.”Allison Mack said in a statement to the court
Mack and her defense team now wait for the sentencing decision from Judge Garaufis. This is a developing story. Check Back for updates.
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