IMF Chief & Court
May 16, 2011 by staff
IMF Chief & Court, Managing Director International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was determined to make his first appearance in court on Monday after being arrested over the weekend and charged with the attempted rape, sexual assault and unlawful confinement of a hotel maid in New York.
Strauss-Kahn appearance was delayed until Monday so he could undergo a forensic medical examination in connection with the allegations.
The position of CEO at age 62, the IMF seemed to be getting worse Monday, after reports said a French writer could file a complaint of sexual assault against him during an incident in 2002.
Banon Tristano Strauss-Kahn says assaulted her in 2002 when she interviewed for a story, but was persuaded by her mother after failing to file a complaint, the BBC reported on its website, citing attorney Banon.
Mansouret Anne, the mother of Banon, a socialist political Strauss-Kahn, the Party, told the BBC.
Although he had not declared his intention to run in the primaries of the Socialist Party, Strauss-Kahn was seen as a strong favorite to challenge the French president Nicolas Sarkozy in next year’s elections. Read more about what the arrest means Strauss-Kahn of France.
The IMF has appointed John Lipsky, first deputy managing director, as managing director. The fund is deeply involved in the response to the crisis in the euro zone sovereign debt, and Strauss-Kahn is due to discuss the crisis with finance ministers from the euro zone on Monday.
Nemat Shafik, assistant general manager to oversee the Fund’s work in several European Union countries, will now be present at the meeting in Brussels.
Strauss-Kahn was taken from a plane to Paris just before his departure on Saturday in New York. The IMF chief was arrested after a domestic worker of 32 years old; authorities said Strauss-Kahn, attacked yesterday afternoon when he walked into his luxury suite at the Sofitel hotel for cleaning.
According to a story of the woman to the police, Strauss-Kahn emerged from the bathroom nked, chased down a hallway, and pulled her into a bedroom, where he began to sexually assault her.
The woman said she fought him, but then dragged her to the bathroom, where he forced her to perform oral sex on him and tried to take her underwear. The woman was released again and alerted hotel staff that called police, authorities said.
When detectives arrived moments later, Strauss-Kahn had left the hotel, leaving behind his mobile phone, a police spokesman told the AP.
Benjamin Brafman, a lawyer for Strauss-Kahn, said his client denies any wrongdoing, according to reports.
Reports quoted a police spokesman said the IMF chief had no diplomatic immunity from prosecution.
In 2008, Strauss-Kahn, was investigated by the IMF about whether he had had an improper relationship with a female subordinate. He was acquitted of charges of abuse of power, but “he apologized to the staff of the IMF and the IMF said his actions had shown” a serious misjudgment. ”
In September 2007, was appointed to a term of five years as head of the IMF, an organization of 187 nations, which provides funding and other resources to facilitate trade and reduce poverty.
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