Court rejects Nygard’s appeal

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Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has had a setback in the courts. This after the Court of Appeal dismissed his application Thursday, for conditional leave to appeal to the Privy Council over their rejection of his appeal of a contempt of court conviction.

You may recall that the 79-year-old Canadian was convicted of contempt in a Bahamian court back in 2018 and ordered to be committed to prison for ninety days. He was also fined $150 thousand dollars.

In refusing Nygard’s application, the court of appeal noted, among other things, that the proposed appeal does not raise any point of law of general or public importance.

Nygard was arrested in Canada last December following a request from U.S. officials seeking to have him extradited to the U.S. to answer to sex trafficking. He is accused of recruiting dozens of women and teenage girls for sexual purposes.

He applied to a Canada court for bail earlier this year, but his request was denied.

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