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Mack and self-help guru Keith Raniere, the leader of what authorities allege is a sex cult, are each charged with multiple counts, and could face a minimum up to 15 years in prison. Mack pleaded not guilty to the charges after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave “master” recruiting unsuspecting women to a cult-like group led by a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru to the stars. Prosecutors said she helped recruit women for Raniere and his cult-like organisation called NXIVM and that Mack told the women they were joining a female mentorship group. NXIVM curriculum taught were common in women. Prosecutors said she required women she recruited to engage in sexual activity with Raniere, who paid Mack in return. Assistant US Attorney Moira Kim Penza said in court that that “under the guise of female empowerment” Mack “starved women until they fit her co-defendant’s sexual ideal”.