Sunday, 15 May 2011

IMF Head blamed for 'sex crime' by New York Police

Mr Strauss-Kah, 62 head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been charged by New York police over an alleged sex attack on a hotel maid.
Correspondents say his detention is likely to complicate ongoing efforts to stabilise the finances of struggling eurozone member states. On Monday he had planned to attend a meeting of European Union finance ministers in Brussels on Monday to discuss the bailouts of Portugal and Greece. In a short statement , an IMF orator acknowledged Mr Strauss Kahn's arrest and said the organisation would not comment on the case. Police say he mugs three charges, counting attempted rape. His lawyers say he rejects the claims. Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest stretched in theatrical fashion as he was perched to fly to Europe.

New York Police Department, Paul Browne said Mr Strauss-Kahn had been charged with a criminal sexual act, attempted rape and illegal custody relating to an occurrence linking a 32-year-old woman.


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