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Peter Nygard's lawyers will be back in court Thursday in a renewed attempt to get him out of jail.
The fallen fashion mogul has been in custody since Dec. 14, when he was arrested by Canadian authorities at the behest of U.S. law enforcement.
Nygard is facing a slew of racketeering and sex trafficking charges in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. U.S. authorities are trying to extradite him to New York to stand trial.
Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Shawn Greenberg denied Nygard’s bail application on Feb. 5.
Nygard’s legal team argued his health is in jeopardy while he is being held at Headingley Correctional Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic and sought his release until the extradition proceedings are concluded.
Thursday morning, Nygard's lawyers will ask Manitoba Court of Appeal Justice Jennifer Pfuetzner to overturn Greenberg’s decision.
Nygard is not expected to appear in court via video, but will be calling in to listen, a spokeswoman for the court said. Both the prosecution and defence attorneys will be appearing by video.
On Tuesday, Scott Farlinger, senior counsel for the Prairie Regional Office of the Department of Justice of Canada, filed a request to have a limited publication ban placed on Thursday’s hearing.
The Attorney General of Canada is seeking to suppress from the public record any information revealed at the hearing that could "identify victims or witnesses whose identities have been anonymized in materials provided by the United States of America," according to the filing.
Farlinger argued the publication of such information would pose a "serious risk to the proper administration of justice."