Sex cult leader Keith Raniere wants judge who can overturn his conviction to recuse himself
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NEW YORK — Upstate New York sex cult leader Keith Raniere wants the judge who could overturn his conviction to recuse himself over a courtroom shouting match the jurist had with his lawyer last year. An attorney for the NXIVM boss asked Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis to take himself off the case Friday, alleging the judge’s “personal feelings” made him biased against Raniere. “The court’s history of biased comments and rulings, in this case, establishes that Judge Garaufis cannot engage neutrally and impartially moving forward,” Joseph Tully wrote in a 33-page motion. Tully cit...