Former Smallville actress Allison Mack admits racketeering charges related to sex cult

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The actress had previously pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, and wire fraud conspiracy, Yahoo News reported.

In a New York federal court, Mack pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts, including racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges, which was perhaps the only choice she had after (proudly) telling the New York Times a year ago that a slave-branding ritual was all her idea.

Allison Mack was charged with duping women into joining NXIVM by telling them it was a self-help group.

The plea comes the same day jury selection begins in Brooklyn Federal Court.

According to The Associated Press, Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering. However, it's likely she would face far less time under sentencing guidelines.

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The trial is expected to detail sensational allegations that the group, called Nxivm, recruited sex slaves for its spiritual leader, Keith Raniere.

Fighting back tears in court, Mack said she had joined the organization, led by Raniere, a decade ago to find goal in life.

USA actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty yesterday to racketeering after recruiting women to a cult-like secret society that turned followers into "slaves" branded with the leader's initials and coerced into having sex.

"I know that I am and will be a better person because of this", she promised. NXIVM president Nancy Salzman and her daughter, Lauren, entered guilty pleas that were partly redacted, suggesting they may be cooperating against the other defendants in the trial to receive a reduced sentence. After composing herself, Mack apologized to people she felt have been victimized by Nxvim. The group heavily attracted women, including a number of high-profile actresses like Mack, her Smallville co-star Kristen Kreuk, and Battlestar Galactica's Nicki Clyne.

Others who've been indicted in the case include Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman and the cult's longtime bookkeeper Kathy Russell. All have pleaded not guilty. He then took her to a shack in the woods where she was tied down and forced into acts with an unknown man. Authorities report Raniere continued sexual contact with the actress for months following the incident described above.