HOW FRANK PARLATO HELPED BRING DOWN KEITH RANIERE AND HIS ALLEGED SEX CULT NXIVM

He’s charged with fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and obstructing the IRS. But that didn’t stop him from bringing justice to a man he says is the true danger to society: The alleged leader of a sadistic sex cult.

Frank F. Parlato, Jr., a newspaperman and blogger in upstate New York, spent years fighting to expose Keith Raniere, who is accused of branding and enslaving female followers of his organization, NXIVM.

Raniere once employed Parlato as the group’s publicist — giving him access he’d later use to help bring NXIVM down.