Video: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Perp Walk
May 16, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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Video - DSK does the NYC perp walk...

Source - UK Guardian

Bail Denied for IMF Chief

A New York judge has ordered the head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, to be remanded in custody after prosecutors expressed fears that he might flee to France to escape charges of sexually assaulting a hotel maid.

The judge, Melissa Jackson, refused a request for bail, agreeing that Strauss-Kahn, who was pulled off a Paris-bound plane on Saturday and charged with a criminal sexual act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment, represented a flight risk.

His defence lawyers said Strauss-Kahn denied the charges, and one of them, Ben Brafman, said it was "quite likely he will be exonerated". Earlier they said Strauss-Kahn had agreed to undergo scientific and forensic tests and intends to "vigorously" defend himself.

The prosecution on Monday compared Strauss-Kahn to Roman Polanski, the film director who fled the US in 1978 after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with an underage girl. Prosecutors said they were investigating an additional incident, without specifying what it related to, and that they were waiting for the forensic information from the hotel.

The defence offered $1m (£618,000) bail and said the IMF chief was prepared to reside with his daughter in Manhattan and wear an electronic bracelet. But the judge refused.

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Here's a nugget from another story.  Our question is 'tax-free' where?

In France or the U.S.?

Dominique Strauss-Kahn: from $3,000-a-night suite to police cell

The former French finance minister, who as IMF head earns $420,930 a year tax free, was taken to a police holding cell in Harlem. Reporters from across the world massed outside and, at 3am, a police spokesman confirmed Strauss-Kahn had been charged with a criminal sexual act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment.



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