Peter Nygard, the CEO of now-defunct fashion company Nygard International, has been arrested and charged with sex trafficking and racketeering after being extradited from Canada to the United States on Monday. Nygard, 79, has been accused of using his fortune and influence to “recruit and maintain adult and minor-aged female victims” over the last 25 years for the “sexual gratification” of himself and “his friends and business associates.”
Keith Raniere, founder of NXIVM, was sentenced to 120 years in prison on Tuesday. Raniere was charged with sex trafficking, sexual coercion and racketeering in June 2019. Despite ex-DOS members’ claims that all sexual relations were consensual, Judge Garaufis stood by his decision to have the 60-year-old spend the remainder of his life in prison. Garaufis also ordered the cult leader to pay a $1.75 million fine.