Smallville's Allison Mack Sentenced To Three Years In Federal Prison

The actor was recently seeking no jail time for her role in the NXIVM case.

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Smallville actor Allison Mack has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for her role in the NXIVM cult, according to Reuters. Mack was facing a minimum sentence of 15 years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

She was one of the highest ranking members of convicted sex trafficker Keith Raniere's cult-like group, which recruited women as sex slaves. Last fall, Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison.

Her and Raniere's rulings make for a real-life coda to the HBO docuseries The Vow, which premiered in August 2020 and chronicles the emotional toll and trauma caused by self-improvement group NXIVM--which was a cover organization for a sex-slavery sorority that blackmailed, starved, and branded its members. In October, HBO renewed the series for Season 2, which was already expected to focus on Raniere's trial while continuing to look inside his inner circle and ongoing supporters.

Mack, who has been under house arrest at her family home in Orange County for more than three years, recently asked a federal judge to forgo jail time for her crimes in connection with NXIVM.

"It is now of paramount importance for me to say, from the bottom of my heart, I am so sorry," Mack's letter states (via Variety). "I threw myself into the teachings of Keith Raniere with everything I had. I believed, whole-heartedly, that his mentorship was leading me to a better, more enlightened version of myself. I devoted my loyalty, my resources, and, ultimately, my life to him. This was the biggest mistake and regret of my life."

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