NEW YORK (NEWS10) — Keith Raniere, the leader of the NXVIM cult and convicted sex trafficker, will continue to serve his 120-year prison sentence. A federal appeals court affirmed the jury’s conviction.

Raniere was convicted of numerous crimes related to his self-help group NXIVM and a secret society inside the cult called DOCS. He was found guilty in June 2019 of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud, forced labor, sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and attempted sex trafficking. 

He was sentenced to 120 years in prison in October 2020 and is currently incarcerated at a federal prison in Arizona. Raniere appealed the verdict, but the Second Circuit Court upheld his conviction.

The court also upheld the conviction of Clare Bronfman, a former director of NXVIM. The Seagram’s liquor fortune heir was sentenced to 6 years and 9 months in prison for her role in NXIVM. She was convicted of conspiracy to conceal and harbor aliens for financial gain and fraudulent use of personal identification information.