Lauren Salzman, one of four defendants implicated in the NXIVM case, has plead guilty to conspiracy charges. She plead guilty in a hearing that was not on the court calendar. The judge has sealed the case until parts of it could be redacted. NXIVM is a ’self-help’ group in upstate NY, run by leader Keith Raniere. The group, often compared to a cult, has been accused of sex-trafficking.