‘Smallville ‘Actress Allison Mack Pleads Guilty in High-Profile NXIVM Case

Allison Mack right and a friend. The former Smallville star was part of a New York sex cult. WENN

The actress, who was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in April of past year, was brought in on charges of sex trafficking, conspiracy of sex trafficking, and forced labor conspiracy in relation to the organization that she had reportedly been a part of since 2010.

Jury selection is set to begin for a trial featuring sensational allegations that a cult-like group based in upstate NY turned women into sex slaves who were branded with the initials of its spiritual leader.

Actress Allison Mack attends an event on July 29, 2010 in New York City.

Federal prosecutors have said that Mack helped recruit women into Nxivm (pronounced Nex-ee-um), telling them they were going to become members in a female mentorship group.

The actress is to be sentenced September 11 on two racketeering counts that each carry maximum terms of 20 years in prison. The charges stem from her alleged role in a reported sex slave ring within Albany, New York-based NXIVM. Mack is accused of helping Raniere operate a sub-sect of the group called Dominus Obsequious Sororium (DOS), in which women were allegedly kept as his sex slaves, forced into starvation diets, and branded with Raniere and Mack's initials.

Fighting back tears in court, Mack said she had joined the organization, led by Raniere, a decade ago to find goal in life. The organization has since suspended its operations until further notice after allegations it contained a secret sex slave society.

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Her expected plea comes after Nxivm co-founder Nancy Salzman and her daughter Lauren Salzman both pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges for their involvement in the group last month.

There was no mention at the plea hearing of any agreement by Mack to cooperate with prosecutors against Raniere, who is expected to go on trial later this month.

Raniere was the "highest master" of DOS who prosecutors say forced other members, all who were women, to have sex with him.

Mack is facing up to 20 years in prison.

Bronfman fainted while in court March 27 after a judge asked her about reports that lawyer Michael Avenatti was representing her after his recent arrest on extortion charges, reported CBS. All have pleaded not guilty.

Potential jurors will be asked to fill out questionnaires Monday in federal court in Brooklyn.

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