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Friday, 26 July 2013 16:50

Shamed Ex-IMF Chief To be Tried For Pimping in France

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Ex-IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sits on May 14, 2013 in Juba, South Sudan, during a visit to open a new bank named National Credit Bank (NCB). (ALI NGETHI/AFP/Getty Images) Ex-IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sits on May 14, 2013 in Juba, South Sudan, during a visit to open a new bank named National Credit Bank (NCB). (ALI NGETHI/AFP/Getty Images)

 

"Dominique Strauss-Kahn, The former International Monetary Fund chief  who was accused by hotel maid from Africa of trying to rape her in New York hotel is in another sex trouble. Strauss-Kahn will be tried on charges of pimping in the  so-called 'Carlton affair' in France."

 

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be tried on charges of pimping, prosecutors said on Friday, capping an inquiry into sex parties attended by a man whose French presidential hopes were dashed by a separate 2011 U.S. sex scandal.

 

Prosecutors in the northern city of Lille said investigating judges had determined that Strauss-Kahn, 64, who has been under investigation in the case since 2012, should be judged by a criminal court.

 

The decision came as a surprise after a public prosecutor had recommended in June that the inquiry be dropped without trial.

 

"We're not in the realm of the law, we're in ideology. We're sending someone to court for nothing," said Henri Leclerc, one of Strauss-Kahn's lawyers.

 

Accuser: Nafissatou Diallo maintained her claims the she was the victim of a 'violent, sadistic attack,' despite criminal charges being dropped Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused ex-IMF chief  of "violent, sadistic attack," despite the  criminal charges being dropped.


The so-called Carlton affair, named after a hotel in Lille, involves sex parties that Strauss-Kahn has acknowledged attending. He says he was unaware that the women who participated were prostitutes.

 

Strauss-Kahn is charged with "aggravated pimping." Pimping under French law is a broad crime that can encompass aiding or encouraging the act of prostitution. Strauss-Kahn was charged with the more serious form because it allegedly involved more than one prostitute.

 

The crime carries a maximum term of 10 years in prison and a fine of 1.5 million euros ($2 million).

 

The former French finance minister quit his post as head of the International Monetary Fund in 2011 after being accused of raping a maid in New York, a charge that was later dropped. ($1 = 0.7555 euros) (Reporting By Alexandria Sage and Chine Labbe.; editing by Mark John)

 

 

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