Canada arrests fashion exec accused in US of sex crimes

Montreal (AFP) – Canadian police announced Tuesday the arrest of fashion executive Peter Nygard at the request of the US justice system, which is seeking his extradition to stand trial for sex crimes. The Finnish-Canadian millionaire was arrested Monday in Winnipeg, in the central province of Manitoba, “to face charges in ongoing @FBI and @NYPDnews investigation,” tweeted Canada’s federal police, the RCMP, referring to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York City police department. The arrest stemmed from a request from the US Department of Justice to its Canadian counterpart “to …

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