Strauss-kahn held over ‘sex ring’
FORMER head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-kahn has been detained for questioning by French cops investigating a prostitution ring.
Mr Strauss-kahn, once a front-runner for the French presidency, could be held for 48 hours in Lille, northern France.
Investigators have already questioned a number of hookers who admitted having sex with Mr Strauss-kahn.
He insists he did not know the women were prostitutes.
“I challenge you to distinguish a naked prostitute from any other naked woman,” his lawyer Henri Leclerc told French TV.
Mr Strauss-kahn quit as head of the IMF in May 2011 after he was charged with attempted rape, which was later dropped.