Fashion government Peter Nygard agreed in a Canadian court docket Friday to be extradited to the United States the place he faces prices of raping dozens of girls and ladies, racketeering and trafficking.
Held in jail since his arrest in Winnipeg, Manitoba final December, the 80-year-old Finnish-Canadian millionaire made a quick court docket look through video hyperlink.
Scott Farlinger, a lawyer representing the Canadian authorities within the case, defined that Nygard, who’d been denied bail on the grounds he would possibly tamper with witnesses or his accusers, had opted to not struggle the extradition.
“This process can now move forward in order for him to face trial in the United States,” protection lawyer Brian Greenspan confirmed.
That, he mentioned will present Nygard “the opportunity to raise his defense and to challenge the truthfulness of the evidence which has been brought against him.”
Canada’s legal professional basic should nonetheless approve the extradition.
Nygard faces 9 prices within the United States involving dozens of victims.
His alleged crimes, in accordance with the US indictment, happened between 1990 and 2020. Nygard and his alleged accomplices, together with staff of his group, “used force, fraud, and coercion to cause women and minors to have sex” with them, it mentioned.
The perma-tanned Nygard, recognized for his lengthy, flowing grey hair and flamboyant gown sense, has denied the allegations.
Also Friday, Toronto police introduced that an arrest warrant had been issued for Nygard for six alleged sexual assaults, some involving forcible confinement, between 1987 and 2006.
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