U.S. Charges Canadian Fashion Tycoon with Sex Trafficking and Racketeering Offenses

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Thursday, December 24, 2020
Bruce Zagaris

                On December 15, 2020, United States law enforcement in New York announced the unsealing of a nine-count indictment, charging Canadian fashion executive Peter J. Nygard, 79, with racketeering, sex trafficking, and related crimes arising out of a decades-long pattern of criminal conduct concerning at least dozens of victims in the U.S.,  the Bahamas, and Canada, among other locations.[1]

[1]    Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Canadian Fashion Executive Peter J. Nygard Charged With Sex Trafficking and Racketeering Offenses, Press Rel.  20-291, Dec. 15, 2020.