Strauss-kahn to be tried for pimp­ing

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

PARIS: For­mer IMF head Do­minique Strauss-Kahn will be tried in France on pimp­ing charges, af­ter a long in­quiry into sex par­ties at­tended by the man whose pres­i­den­tial hopes were dashed by a sep­a­rate 2011 US sex scan­dal.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing judges in the case de­ter­mined that StraussKahn, 64, should be judged by a crim­i­nal court over al­le­ga­tions he was com­plicit in a pimp­ing op­er­a­tion in­volv­ing pros­ti­tutes at the Carl­ton Ho­tel in Lille.

His lawyers said there were no le­gal grounds to try him and he was be­ing tar­geted be­cause of his no­to­ri­ety af­ter a New York ho­tel maid’s charge, later dropped, that he sex­u­ally as­saulted her in his suite in May 2011 when he was In­ter­na­tional Mone­tary Fund chief.

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