Followers of the organisation included millionaires and Hollywood actors.
Members of NXIVM paid Raniere thousands of dollars for invitation-only self-help retreats.
Additionally, some were inducted into a “harem” where they were branded with Raniere’s initials and made to act as his sex slaves.
Prosecutors said Raniere led what amounted to a criminal enterprise, inducing shame and guilt to influence and control co-conspirators who helped recruit and groom sexual partners for Raniere.
He was convicted on charges including racketeering, alien smuggling, sex trafficking, extortion and obstruction of justice.
Salzman – whose daughter Lauren earlier this year avoided jail for her role in the organisation – has pleaded guilty to committing identity theft against perceived NXIVM enemies, and to editing video recordings before surrendering them to the authorities.
She maintained she knew nothing about the Raniere’s sex cult, the Daily News reported.
However, prosecutors have asked for her to face jail time.