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WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Legal professionals for Peter Nygard on Wednesday requested the Manitoba Courtroom of Attraction to rethink a U.S. extradition order, citing issues over the Canadian vogue mogul’s well being if he had been to serve time in the US.

Nygard’s legal professionals had been in court docket to argue in opposition to three points within the order. They’re requesting that federal Justice Minister David Lametti handle them.

Lametti issued the order in March 2022, requiring the 81-year-old be despatched to the US as soon as his Canadian court docket circumstances are settled.

Nygard was first arrested in Winnipeg in 2020 below the Extradition Act after he was charged with 9 counts in New York, together with intercourse trafficking and racketeering costs. U.S. authorities allege he used his place within the vogue trade to lure ladies and ladies.

The disgraced vogue entrepreneur faces comparable costs in Canada. In Toronto, the place he’s at present in custody, Nygard has been charged with a number of counts of sexual assault and forcible confinement and is scheduled to face trial in September.

A complainant in Montreal got here ahead with allegations that led to Nygard being charged with one rely of sexual assault and one rely of forcible confinement. The trial in Quebec is anticipated to happen subsequent 12 months.

Nygard waived his look on the Manitoba Courtroom of Attraction listening to.

He has maintained his innocence.

Nygard’s legal professionals are asking Lametti to make sure their consumer wouldn’t be housed at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Centre citing “humanitarian issues” over Nygard’s age and well being.

Brian Greenspan, Nygard’s lawyer, instructed the court docket that situations on the New York Metropolis facility had been “horrible.” He argued that being on the detention middle may undermine his consumer’s well being.

“These issues could be merely addressed and simply addressed by the minister,″ Greenspan mentioned.

Legal professionals for the justice minister instructed the court docket the Metropolitan Detention Centre submitted a report exhibiting the ability was in good condition.

Greenspan additionally argued the racketeering cost shouldn’t be thought-about as a result of Canada doesn’t have a comparable offense.

Greenspan requested assurances that Nygard won’t be involuntarily or indefinitely imprisoned after serving a sentence if convicted.

The panel of three judges have reserved their choice.