Friday, July 26, 2013

Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn charged with 'aggravated pimping' over hotel sex parties

Former International Monetary Fund head Strauss-Kahn has been charged with pimping in Lille
Dominique Strauss-Kahn could face up to 10 years in prison after judges said he will stand trial for pimping.

The former International Monetary Fund chief thought he had been cleared of a string of vice charges centred on the Carlton Hotel in Lille, northern France.

Strauss-Kahn, 64, was told in June that prosecutors had dropped a charge of ‘aggravated pimping as part of an organised gang’ because of ‘insufficient evidence’.

But investigating magistrates have now decided he should face trial along with 12 other men.

The principal allegation is that Strauss-Kahn was knowingly using prostitutes paid for by two businessmen who were illegally using company funds to organise orgies in Europe and America.  (more...)

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