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Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard, AKA "Canada's Jeffrey Epstein" Arrested in Winnipeg

On Monday night, December 14, 2020 Peter Nygard was arrested in Winnipeg, MB, where Nygard was raised.

Nygard was arrested at a home in Royalwood, where the house was discovered to be registered to a numbered company. It had been under surveillance for many days prior to the arrest.

Nygard remains in protective custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre, while authorities seek his extradition to the U.S. The Remand Centre is a far cry from his lavish Lyford Cay Mansion in the Bahama's. This must give Nygard's victims a huge sense of satisfaction.

Nygard has been slapped with a total of nine charges in the United States.

Nygard's charges include one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, three counts of sex trafficking of a minor by force, fraud or coercion, one count of transportation of a minor for purpose of prostitution, two counts of transportation for purpose of prostitution, and one count of transportation for purpose of prostitution and illegal sexual activity.

He has also been accused of one count of racketeering conspiracy, meaning it’s alleged he and others used his company to benefit illegally and repeatedly, generally involving extortion or coercion.

An affidavit provided by a Manitoba RCMP officer claims that there are “hundreds” of victims in the sex trafficking case against Nygard. Investigators say Nygard would then force the victims into “deviant acts.”

A disheveled-looking Nygard appeared in court on Tuesday afternoon, with his long hair in a bun. His feet and hands were shackled and he wore a grey sweatshirt and grey track pants.

Nygard's lawyer, Jay Prober, asked for a publication ban. Scott Farlinger, representing the Attorney General of Canada, opposed it, saying publication bans are issued in Canada to protect the accused's right to a fair trial, which doesn't apply in this case as the trial will be held in the U.S.

The class action suit was put on hold in August when a judge presiding over the case in the Southern District of New York entered a stay of proceedings, court records show.

According to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, the accusations against Nygard are eerily similar to those against Epstein. Canuck News wrote an exclusive July 2020 about the similarities between Peter Nygard and prolific pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Given the arrest of Jean Luc-Brunel this morning, it's my opinion both may have been part of the same larger sex trafficking organization, although this has yet to be proven.

The fashion mogul is accused of using his wealth to “groom and entice” underage girls as part of a harem. Promises of cash, luxury items and modelling jobs were dangled before the girls, many of whom were impoverished locals. The feds say the girls would then be lured to Nygard’s compound in the Bahama's for drug and booze-fueled sex parties.

Ironically, federal prosecutors from the southern district of New York are the same ones pursuing Prince Andrew for questioning over Epstein. The prince has denied any wrongdoing, but has stonewalled investigators looking for answers.

When the Duke of York reportedly visited Nygard in the Bahamas, he had been divorced from Sarah Ferguson for about four years. What is not being mentioned, is the fact that Princess Ferguson, or "Fergie" also visited Peter Nygard at Lyford Cay along with her children.

Similar to Epstein, news outlets don’t seem to be focused on the creepy side of Nygard, who's was interested in Transhumanism and immortality. Epstein had the same odd fascination with Eugenics, and was keen on trying to "seed" the human race with his DNA, as he believed he had exceptional genes.

Nygard's charges relate to "a decades-long pattern of criminal conduct involving at least dozens of victims in the United States, the Bahamas, and Canada, among other locations," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.

The FBI, who raided Nygard's offices in New York and Los Angeles in February this year, requested the arrest warrant.

"On behalf of the dozens of survivors of decades-long abuse, we are encouraged that a small measure of justice for Peter Nygard is finally developing," said Greg Gutzler, another lawyer representing complainants against Nygard said Tuesday about the fashion mogul's arrest.

"We are relieved that some measure of accountability is hopefully forthcoming, but we would be remiss if we did not state that this is something that should have been done decades ago."

According to an affidavit filed with Manitoba's Court of Queen's Bench by Sgt. Stefane Nicolas of the RCMP's Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit.

Nicolas in a sworn statement, stated that "Nygard is a danger to the community, both in Canada and the U.S." He alleged that women have been victimized at properties in Winnipeg, Falcon Lake, Man., and Toronto, with the help of corporate employees.

Nicolas also stated he worried that, before he was arrested, Nygard might flee.

"I believe that Nygard has demonstrated a pattern of non-attendance in court, and disregard for court orders, that indicate the likelihood of continued non-attendance or flight," he said.

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