The arrest of the IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn over charges of a sex crime in New York, complicates matters for the troubled Euro-zone in a critical moment. Analysis follows.
The chief of the International Monetary Fund already boarded a plane from New York to Paris when the local police came to arrest him. He is accused of a sexual assault on a maid in the New York Sofitel hotel hours before the scheduled flight.
PARIS — Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will have to defend himself in a French court on charges of aggravated pimping despite recommendations by prosecutors that the charges be dropped.
Judges investigating the case in the northern city of Lille decided on Friday to go ahead with charges of aggravated pimping in a group.
IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn vowed to fight charges of assaulting a hotel chambermaid, amid an explosive sex scandal which could bury his dreams of becoming the next French president.The veteran French politician, who was arrested over the weekend after a New York chambermaid accused him of sexual assault, would defend himself against the allegations, lawyer Benjamin Brafman told reporters."He intends to vigorously defend these charges and denies any wrongdoing," Brafman said outside the courthouse where the IMF chief will appear on Monday.