International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been charged of attempting to rape chambermaid in a New York hotel. This scandal can destroy his plans to be elected the President of France.
If the court declares him guilty, he could be sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, reports Gazeta.ru.
Strauss-Kahn is charged with a «criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment, attempted rape», the police said after hearing out the 32-year-old woman. Strauss-Kahn is said to have forced her to perform oral sex, while the maid managed to escape.
Afterwards, her colleagues called police, but Strauss-Kahn had already checked out.
Since the IMF chief was going to leave the state, the police contacted their fellow employees at airports. Consequently, after four-hour long search, he was arrested in John F. Kennedy International Airport, ten minutes before departing for Paris.
Strauss-Kahn is going to plead not guilty, whereas the maid has already recognized him. Moreover, the management of the hotel does not doubt the truthfulness of her words, as she has already been working for them for three years and has proven herself to be a trustworthy employee.
He is to make his first appearance in New York court on Monday, May 16.
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Linda @ 2016-05-02 22:06:42
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J. R. Balch @ 2016-04-29 16:19:09
That is because they are a bunch of bigots and have never took the time to read about or tried to understand just who and why the Latvian Legions was formed. I have and I salute each and everyone of you.
Linda @ 2016-04-26 14:26:16