January 21, 2019
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Lawyers for Nygard seek to avoid US extradition
PETER Nygard’s lawyers expressed concerns for his health and safety while urging appellate judges in Canada to quash an order to extradite the former fashion mogul to the United States to face sex trafficking and racketeering charges.
Nygard’s ‘fraudulent’ asset seize exposed
Accusations that Peter Nygard “fraudulently” sought to seize assets he does not own have been exposed by a legal claim against a Bahamian financial services provider involving a once-$40m yacht.
Nygard consents to being extradited to the U.S.
CANADIAN fashion mogul Peter Nygard has consented to be extradited to The United States to face charges related to sex trafficking and racketeering, a court heard on Friday.
Nygard suffers new court defeat
THE United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed a complaint by Peter Nygard made under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations (RICO) Act in the United States.
Nygard suffers another setback
THE Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed Peter Nygard’s application for conditional leave to appeal to the Privy Council over their rejection of his appeal of a contempt conviction.
Nygard denied bail in extradition fight
PETER Nygard will remain in jail while fighting extradition to the United States.
Activists bid to seize $14m Nygard Cay
Environmental activists are urging the Supreme Court to permit a receiver to seize possession of Nygard Cay, which was last valued at $14m, and sell it to satisfy its owner’s Bahamian legal debts.
Nygard’s Bahamas court actions cost him dear
PETER Nygard’s contempt for The Bahamas’ legal system was a key reason a Canadian judge refused to release the Canadian businessman from detention pending possible extradition to the US.
Nygard delivered new court blow
THE Court of Appeal yesterday refused Peter Nygard’s application for leave to appeal a contempt conviction for breaching an injunction that banned him from publishing stolen emails from environmental group Save The Bays.
Nygard battles for prison release
A LAWYER for the Attorney General of Canada said yesterday former fashion mogul Peter Nygard can’t be trusted not to flee the country if he’s released on bail, and slammed a release plan put forward by defence lawyers as “utterly brazen and cynical.”
Nygard probe ‘Will follow the rules’
NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said he is not concerned that the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Peter Nygard will be compromised by the fact that officers are named in a lawsuit that accuses the wealthy Canadian of raping dozens of women.
‘Concerned over Nygard? Not me’
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he is “not concerned” about legal action brought against Peter Nygard in the United States.
‘Why didn’t police try to extradict Nygard?’
ATTORNEY Fred Smith said Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle should have encouraged local extradition proceedings against Peter Nygard over the sexual assault allegations he faces.
FRONT PORCH – A nation for sale: Another generation of scandal
On Tuesday the United States Department of Justice charged 79-year-old Peter Nygard with racketeering offences and sex trafficking.
Political parties pointing fingers after Nygard arrest
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis said allegations against Peter Nygard in a new indictment “are extremely serious and disturbing and should be pursued to the full extent of the law”.
UPDATED – Behind Bars: Nygard in jail after US cops strike
THE United States Department of Justice has charged Peter Nygard with sex trafficking and racketeering offences.
Nygard relatives: ‘We’re victims too’ – Two of tycoon’s closest family members accuse him of sex trafficking
CANADIAN fashion mogul Peter Nygard faces astonishing new allegations – that he sex trafficked two of his closest relatives and had them subjected to sexual assault.
Nygard bids to reduce court punishment
PETER Nygard has appealed a contempt conviction he received for breaching an injunction that banned him from publishing stolen emails from environmental group Save The Bays (STB), on the grounds the fine and sentence handed down to him was too harsh.
‘Nygard staff deleted files’
EMPLOYEES of Peter Nygard allegedly deleted thousands of files from company computers as the FBI raided the fashion mogul’s New York office and California home.
Nygard insists: I’m the victim
Canadian fashion tycoon Peter Nygard has issued a strong denial to the latest rape allegations laid against him in a New York court.
‘Nygard ordeal never left me’: Accuser’s account of how visit to his home turned into nightmare
REVA Steenbergen is still traumatised by her encounter with Peter Nygard, so much so she chokes up remembering the events that changed her life 29 years ago.
36 MORE WOMEN ACCUSE NYGARD: Victims from Bahamas, Canada, US, Britain and Germany file rape case
THIRTY-SIX women have joined a US class action lawsuit accusing Peter Nygard of rape. The lawsuit initially featured nine Bahamians and one American plaintiff but now includes 12 Bahamians, 14 Americans, 18 Canadians, one British and one German female plaintiff.
‘Nygard tried to short-change us’
Peter Nygard's "alarming response" to the crisis engulfing his global fashion empire was to threaten to transfer its assets to a new company just one day after stepping down as its chairman.
Receiver takes over Nygard firms
Peter Nygard’s global fashion empire has been plunged into financial crisis after court-appointed receivers this week took over its affairs following recent sex trafficking allegations against the tycoon.
Don't link us with Nygard, says STB
SAVE the Bays has again defended itself from claims tying it to a US class action lawsuit accusing Peter Nygard of raping ten women. The lawsuit, filed on February 13 in New York, alleges Mr Nygard raped women, paid them hush money and helped cover-
FBI AGENTS RAID NYGARD’S US HQ: Task Force strikes after five-month probe into sex trafficking claims
US federal agents raided offices of Peter Nygard’s fashion company yesterday amid a sex-trafficking investigation into the wealthy fashion mogul.
Nygard's alleged victims will have their day in court, says Smith
ATTORNEY Fred Smith declared yesterday that Peter Nygard’s alleged sexual assault victims “will have their day in court."
INSIGHT: When Nygard stomped his feet over broken promises
I’m sure there’s many out there who feel like shouting Good Riddance to Peter Nygard now that he faces allegations of drugging and raping dozens of women, many under age.
Police investigating Nygard sexual misconduct claims
POLICE are still investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, a top official said yesterday. However, an investigation into allegations that Mr Nygard bribed law enforcement officials to facilitate his
Nygard: ‘Dozens more victims’ – Lawyers reveal over 100 women have come forward to accuse him
DOZENS of women have come forward to accuse Peter Nygard of sexual misconduct since lawyers in New York filed a class action lawsuit against the fashion mogul, according to a lawyer in the case.
Nygard hit with new US sex lawsuit
PETER Nygard has been accused of raping ten women, including nine Bahamians, in a wide-ranging criminal enterprise that involved intimidating victims and offering them hush money for over more than a decade.
Nygard to escape prison sentence
CANADIAN fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s three -month prison sentence for publishing sensitive emails stolen from a local advocacy group has been stayed out of fairness to allow him to appeal his conviction.
NYGARD ACCUSED OF SEX ATTACKS: Police probing SIX formal complaints by alleged victims
BAHAMAS police are investigating six allegations of rape made against Canadian fashion tycoon Peter Nygard.
Nygard tries to dodge jail term
LAWYERS for Canadian tycoon Peter Nygard filed an urgent application on Monday to appeal Justice Ruth Bowe-Darville’s decision last Friday to jail the fashion designer for 90 days and fine him.
UPDATED: Absent Nygard sentenced to 90 days, fined $150,000
Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was sentenced to 90 days in prison and fined in the Supreme Court on Friday after being found in contempt of court.
Nygard: I’m victim of massive conspiracy
FASHION billionaire Peter Nygard has alleged a massive international conspiracy carried out by his rival Louis Bacon which involves huge criminal activities including bribing women to make false claims about his private life.
Nygard ‘contributing to deforestation of planet’
PETER Nygard suffered another legal blow on Friday – as his appeal against contempt was rejected with the judge expressing frustration with the lengthy legal process surrounding his case.
Nygard’s contempt ruling - again
PETER Nygard was convicted of contempt of court yesterday for breaching an injunction preventing him from publishing emails that were stolen from environmental group Save The Bays.
Nygard recusal bid rejected by court
SUPREME Court Justice Keith Thompson rejected Peter Nygard’s application that he recuse himself from addressing a matter in which Mr Nygard was found in contempt.Keod Smith, one of the respondents in the matter, alleged that his constitutional right
Nygard wants ‘biassed’ judge recused from case
CANADIAN fashion mogul Peter Nygard is seeking to have a Supreme Court judge recuse herself from presiding over his pending sentencing hearing due to her alleged bias.
Sentencing delay for Nygard as lawyers busy
THE sentencing of Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard on contempt charges was delayed again yesterday, with his attorneys being granted an adjournment due to a scheduling conflict.
Court of Appeal refuses to allow Nygard application
THE Court of Appeal struck down an appeal application yesterday in the contempt of court case for Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, ultimately instructing his attorneys to return to the Supreme Court to have their motion to delay sentencing and pursue an appeal.
No-show Nygard - ‘Just lock him up’: QC urges court to jail tycoon for two years
ATTORNEY Fred Smith, QC, yesterday called on a Supreme Court judge to jail Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard for two years for failing to appear in court yet again to attend his own sentencing for breaching a court order prohibiting him from engaging in any illegal dredging near his Lyford Cay home.
Nygard & Keod - it’s time to pay
THE Court of Appeal’s president has suggested that Lyford Cay mogul Peter Nygard’s appeal of two of his three contempt of court convictions may not be heard until or unless he purges his contempt before a Supreme Court judge.
NO-SHOW NYGARD RUNS OUT OF LIVES: Judge issues arrest warrant as tycoon misses court - AGAIN
A Supreme Court judge yesterday ordered the “immediate arrest” of Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard for failing to appear on three occasions to be sentenced for breaching a court order prohibiting him from engaging in any illegal dredging near his Lyford Cay home.
Nygard given final court deadline
A Supreme Court judge has given fashion mogul Peter Nygard one last chance to explain himself in court over his failure to appear on two occasions to be sentenced for breaching a court order prohibiting him from engaging in any illegal dredging near his Lyford Cay home.
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