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STRAUSS-KAHN GRANTED BAIL
On Bloomberg News | 5/19/2011 | wideawake

Posted on 05/19/2011 1:07:16 PM PDT by wideawake

Just announced on TV . . . no article yet


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: New York
KEYWORDS: dsk; imf; kahn; rulingclass; sexassault; strausskahn
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1 posted on 05/19/2011 1:07:21 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

This warrants Breaking News how??


2 posted on 05/19/2011 1:08:29 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: wideawake

he’ll walk across the bridge into Mexico, and be FREE


3 posted on 05/19/2011 1:08:44 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: wideawake

Tell him to be sure and say hello to Roman Polanski!!


4 posted on 05/19/2011 1:09:27 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: wideawake

Great. A Roman Polanski for this generation!


5 posted on 05/19/2011 1:09:32 PM PDT by getarope (Paddle faster, I hear banjo music!)
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To: wideawake

STRAUSS-KAHN: Brrring... brrrrinnnng......
POLANSKI: ‘Allo?
STRAUSS-KAHN: Hey Roman, it’s DSK!
POLANSKI: Hey!
STRAUSS-KAHN: They just granted me bail.
POLANSKI: NO WAY!!!!
STRAUSS-KAHN: Yeah!
(They both start snickering)
STRAUSS-KAHN: So, can I crash on your sofa tomorrow?
POLANSKI: Sure!
STRAUSS-KAHN: They’ll never find me there.
(They both start snickering)


6 posted on 05/19/2011 1:10:53 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: wideawake

Big mistake. If I were writing this movie, he would figure out a way to escape back to France, where he would be untouchable. I wonder how you say “nanner, nanner, nanner” in French. I hope they have thought to freeze all of his assets.


7 posted on 05/19/2011 1:11:02 PM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: rovenstinez

I feel so sorry for his victim. I can imagine all the pressure that will be put on her to recant. The French probably have a line on her family back in Africa..this guy is ruthless. She has to stay locked away and he gets to roam Manhattan and enjoy whores at his apartment.


8 posted on 05/19/2011 1:11:19 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: wideawake

He’s gone.


9 posted on 05/19/2011 1:12:27 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: wideawake

If the victim has AIDS, this rutting pig may not get off so easy.


10 posted on 05/19/2011 1:12:27 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Responsibility2nd

You have to look real hard to find a judge that stupid.

Wait... Nevermind...


11 posted on 05/19/2011 1:12:51 PM PDT by TSgt ("Some folks just need killin'" - Sling Blade (2006))
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To: wideawake

12 posted on 05/19/2011 1:13:20 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: wideawake

now he’s just an International Mo Fo.


13 posted on 05/19/2011 1:14:32 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: JimSEA

That was my thought.


14 posted on 05/19/2011 1:15:06 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s news, and it was just announced. If that is not breaking news, I’m not sure what is.


15 posted on 05/19/2011 1:15:22 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Redleg Duke

He’ll be back in France in no time at all. I heard the bail was $1 million - he could spend that on breakfast and not notice it.


16 posted on 05/19/2011 1:15:54 PM PDT by livius
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To: Oldexpat

Poor lady. If only I knew where to send her my sympathy. I’m so worried this creep will abscond and New Yorkers - again - will hold the bag for bad Europeans who have always used this great city as a sewer and whorehouse. If we could get the UN OUT of New York (I know, I know, he wasn’t with the UN), we would be so much safer.


17 posted on 05/19/2011 1:16:16 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: Redleg Duke

I she gone? Hmm. His wife is RICH, he married well......so I would guess it depends on how rich she is....he may need that million $ bail money to live on if she throws him out. It will be interesting to watch it all unfold. There has been speculation that France could give him new papers to travel on, so the loss of his passport might not mean much.


18 posted on 05/19/2011 1:16:20 PM PDT by tioga (2012 - the year Obama gets slapped down....coming soon.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m gussing some judge in some court somewhere caved in to the pressure and enourmous power of the French who claim this was a set-up.

lolol


19 posted on 05/19/2011 1:17:07 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: livius

$1 million dollar bond? What a disgrace! Someone either high up in the adminstration - or Mr. Bill Clinton himself - is interfering in this crime.


20 posted on 05/19/2011 1:17:57 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: wideawake

A cool million was offered by his attorney.


21 posted on 05/19/2011 1:18:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: tioga

correction is HE gone...


22 posted on 05/19/2011 1:19:14 PM PDT by tioga (2012 - the year Obama gets slapped down....coming soon.)
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To: Lazamataz

ha! I just stole that!


23 posted on 05/19/2011 1:20:24 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: tioga
Supposedly he will be under house arrest in an apartment with an ankle monitor and armed guards posted at the exits.

I'm skeptical.

24 posted on 05/19/2011 1:20:47 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: miss marmelstein

Lots of holes in the story—it’s no way certain
that the maid is telling the truth (anymore than
it’s certain that DSK is telling the truth).

The maid apparently changed the time of the supposed
assault after she learned that DSK checked out of the hotel before that.

Then there are questions about what her time/key card shows; whether DSK was alone or not (no guards, secretaries?); and so on.

IOW, so far all we can know is that there is an allegation (admittedly against someone I would like to see guilty).


25 posted on 05/19/2011 1:21:08 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: wideawake

I personally don’t think he has anything to worry about. I mean, if you or I get arrested for something like this, it’s a sure bet we’ll end up providing conjugal enjoyment to a big guy named Bubba. Someone with this guy’s money can pay for lawyers who know how to select juries and how to manipulate the juries they select. You’ve also got money to grease palms and buy off your accuser. So it wouldn’t surprise me if he stays and takes his chances.


26 posted on 05/19/2011 1:21:59 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: wideawake

Well, we got a million from France, what’s the complaint? Mo moollah fo foo stams, “climate change” and AIDS cure.


27 posted on 05/19/2011 1:23:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: tioga

He probably has more than one passport. Certainly a normal one and a diplomatic passport to use on business. Then a spare to keep in a secret place.
I’ll be even money the he skips bail and heads to France.
Security will be asleep and his bracelet will be tied to the bed post. Wife will know nothing..
Otherwise he shoots himself...


28 posted on 05/19/2011 1:23:21 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Responsibility2nd
I’m gussing some judge in some court somewhere caved in to the pressure and enourmous power of the French who claim this was a set-up.

Smells like a setup to me. I'm uncomfortable with this whole thing.

29 posted on 05/19/2011 1:24:50 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

He won’t have a jury trial. He will plead out or have a bench trial. He will do time if he stays in the US - less time than he should, but he’s already done more time than he can bear. He’s a flight risk.


30 posted on 05/19/2011 1:24:54 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: DSK

"Adios, au revoir, auf wiedersehn."

Goodbye!


31 posted on 05/19/2011 1:25:40 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: Responsibility2nd
This warrants Breaking News how??

Ah, a freeper who has been here since 2005 and doesn't have a clue who people outside Hollywood and E! are. Sad really.

When news involving powerful international finance figures occurs, this guy wants it to go away.

Responsibility 2nd, or never or however much you hate that idea there is no Jlo or Britney Spears here.

You seem to have wondered onto the wrong site in a brain fog.

32 posted on 05/19/2011 1:26:18 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Oldexpat

Will he be confined to a hotel room with an ankle brace tracker?


33 posted on 05/19/2011 1:27:26 PM PDT by AU72
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To: kittymyrib

she does not ...she was subletting an apt that the building has apts for people with aids or hiv diagnosis.


34 posted on 05/19/2011 1:27:26 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: TSgt

I am sure money changed hands.


35 posted on 05/19/2011 1:27:42 PM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

The DA and the NYC Police chief wouldn’t go out on alimb for a maid with a guy like this if they didn’t have a really good case!


36 posted on 05/19/2011 1:36:14 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: wideawake
Of course he should get bail. It is a right guaranteed in the Constitution and is abused way to much, mainly because the current generation of Americans believe everyone is guilty until proven innocent.

It might be different if we had not already lost our Constitutional right to a speedy trial but this will probably not happen for years.
37 posted on 05/19/2011 1:36:44 PM PDT by microgood
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To: CondorFlight
"Lots of holes in the story - it’s no way certain that the maid is telling the truth"

Let a defense lawyer argue his case. That he may be innocent of the charges against him has no bearing. He's a liberal.. an evil piece of statist filth. Pile on, enjoy his suffering, do what you can to make it worse.


38 posted on 05/19/2011 1:37:37 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Bubba: you want to play house with me tonight?
DSK: Oui
Bubba: you want to be the Mama or the Papa?
DSK: I’ll be the Papa!
Bubba: OK Papa, come over here and bendover for Mama!


39 posted on 05/19/2011 1:39:55 PM PDT by GotMojo
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To: microgood
It is a right guaranteed in the Constitution

He is the textbook definition of a flight risk.

40 posted on 05/19/2011 1:41:37 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
The DA and the NYC Police chief wouldn’t go out on alimb for a maid with a guy like this if they didn’t have a really good case!

You sure have a lot of faith in NYC bureaucrats. High profile cases are what they live for. Bogus sex charges are how we got Janet Reno.

41 posted on 05/19/2011 1:42:09 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: wideawake

A different judge rules today he is allowed out on bail. Not the same judge who refused to allow bail the other day.


42 posted on 05/19/2011 1:44:12 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: wideawake

As a woman, who believes rapists should be castrated with dull knives and left to die where they fall, I have to go against my natural inclination here.
The ‘victim’ is a muslim. He’s a ‘big shot’ and can be brought down by this claim. Khan is a Hindu/Sikh name.
Bottom line- I wouldn’t believe a Muslim who said they were on fire if their headrag was in flames.


43 posted on 05/19/2011 1:45:31 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: wideawake
From FoxNews:

A New York judge granted bail for the embattled former IMF chief who stands accused of sexually assaulting a maid at a posh Manhattan hotel.

Dominique Strauss-Khan was granted $1 million bail and home detention. His arraignment hearing on his indictment is set for June 6.

His attorney had told a New York court he was an 'honorable man' who would not skip bail. He also said the arrangement agreed upon will cost his client $200,000 a month.

What does this mean it will cost his client $200,000 a month?

44 posted on 05/19/2011 1:48:47 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Forgotten Amendments
Smells like a setup to me.

Watch and see who replaces him as director of the IMF and whether any significant policy changes are made.

45 posted on 05/19/2011 1:49:09 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: rawhide

should I interpret from this that the armed security will be private? if so, thats scary......


46 posted on 05/19/2011 1:51:29 PM PDT by GotMojo
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To: miss marmelstein

It was $1 million cash, PLUS a $5 million, and around the clock monitering.

Since he is not charged with a capital crime, he has a right to reasonable bail; and the terms are reasonable.


47 posted on 05/19/2011 1:55:45 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: rawhide

Legal fees?


48 posted on 05/19/2011 1:56:17 PM PDT by The people have spoken
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To: Forgotten Amendments
I called setup yesterday.

First....what are the chances he would do this??

They act like she's sweet, demure, the girl next door....just trying to make a living...kinda like Chrystal Magnum

I'm sure it's crappy work but I'm also pretty sure she's VERY WELL paid...it's NYC and that's not a Motel 6.

49 posted on 05/19/2011 1:59:38 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: AU72

Home confinement and around-the-clock monitering. Electronic monitering is part of that.

Because he is a high-profile person, he won’t be going anywhere.


50 posted on 05/19/2011 1:59:46 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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