Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was to reappear in a Manhattan court Friday for an unexpected appearance on the charges he attempted a rape of a New York hotel maid, officials said."No details about this appearance will be available until the defendant appears in court tomorrow," said the statement from the Manhattan District Attorney's office Thursday.
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.
While this story is not Friday humor, it may explain the preponderance of "erect hockeystick" formations in IMF's legacy projection charts. Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is no stranger to sexual scandal - in fact Anthony Weiner may learn a thing or two from the man who once upon a time was said would be France's next president.
IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be charged with a "criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment and attempted rape," a police official told reporters.Strauss-Kahn, widely expected to run for the French presidency next year, was detained Saturday and quizzed over an alleged sexual assault on a New York hotel maid, police said.The IMF managing director was escorted off an Air France flight just minutes before it was to take off from John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said.He was expected to be arraigned overnight before a Manhattan judge.