Lawyer who sat beside NXIVM chief throughout trial is leaving the case

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Lawyer who sat beside NXIVM leader during trial is leaving the case

BROOKLYN, NY (NEWS10) – Marc Agnifilo, defense attorney who represented NXIVM leader Keith Raniere, has filed court documents to withdraw from the convicted sex trafficker’s case.

Agnifilo says he spoke to Raniere, informed him of his intention to withdraw, and he agrees. He said he also spoke to Joseph McBride and Steven Metcalf II, new additions to Raniere’s team, who both agree to withdraw.

No apologies from the President for NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere, despite the request of supporters

Teny Rose Geragos, who was on the team with Agnifilo, submitted a similar letter to the court and withdrew from Raniere’s case.

McBride, Metcalf II and Martin Tankeleff, the new members of Raniere’s team, plan to further address his belief. Metcalf’s firm is affiliated with Christopher Darden, a prosecutor in the OJ Simpson lawsuit.

While the NXIVM leader’s lawyers appeal, the victims continue the healing process

Raniere, whose NXIVM supporters included millionaires and Hollywood actors, is currently serving a 120-year sentence in an Arizona prison.