NEW YORK — Style mogul Peter Nygard misplaced a bid Wednesday to be launched from a Canadian jail whereas he fights extradition to New York on prices of intercourse trafficking.
Justice Sheldon Lanchbery in Winnipeg dominated that the 79-year-old ought to stay locked up till a Jan. 19 bail listening to.
“Mr. Nygard’s case has generated a media frenzy. A lynch mob ambiance,” Nygard legal professional Jay Prober stated.
Manhattan federal prosecutors slapped Nygard with prices final month that he abused dozens of ladies and women over a 25-year interval within the U.S., Bahamas and Canada. On the middle of the case is Nygard’s “pamper events,” the place prosecutors say he tricked girls into abusive orgies utilizing medication and different vile ways.
Prober argued Nygard will not be a flight threat — however is liable to catching coronavirus on the Headingley Correctional Centre. The fallen fashionista, who resigned from his namesake firm, appeared through video sporting a blue face masks together with his grey hair tied in a bun.
Scott Farlinger, who represented the Lawyer Normal of Canada, countered that Nygard failed to indicate up for court docket appearances within the Bahamas, the place he’s alleged to have abused girls.
Farlinger stated extradition instances must be dealt with “expeditiously.” It was unclear how quickly Nygard might be extradited.
Nygard has stated the fees are the results of a conspiracy orchestrated by his Bahamas neighbor, hedge funder Louis Bacon. The billionaire financier has praised the brand new prices as a step towards justice.