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Strauss-Kahn's pals bid to pay off woman's kin [in rural Africa]
NY Post ^ | 5/24/11

Posted on 05/24/2011 6:01:12 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker

Friends of alleged hotel sex fiend Dominique Strauss-Kahn secretly contacted the accusing maid's impoverished family, offering them money to make the case go away since they can't reach her in protective custody, The Post has learned.

The woman, who says she was sexually assaulted by the disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund, has an extended family in the former French colony of Guinea in West Africa, well out of reach of the Manhattan DA's Office.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: dsk; dskbuysavillage; imf; imfbuysavillage; justice4sale; rape; rapist; strausskahn; theybuyavillage
I have a suspicion DSK's New York judge will not be happy when she sees this.
1 posted on 05/24/2011 6:01:15 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: NativeNewYorker

“...offering them money to make the case go away...”

Wondering whose money?


2 posted on 05/24/2011 6:03:47 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

IMF MONEY????
That’s OUR money, dummies!!!


3 posted on 05/24/2011 6:05:47 AM PDT by Flintlock (Photo IDs for voters: Let the dead rest in peace!)
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To: NativeNewYorker

This is perfectly acceptable behavior for many of European’s wealthy elite, they’ve been doing it for centuries to keep their dirty little secrets from becoming public.

I believe most people in France will have nop problem with an offer like this to be made.


4 posted on 05/24/2011 6:06:15 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: NativeNewYorker; Liz; maggief; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro
Friends of alleged hotel sex fiend Dominique Strauss-Kahn secretly contacted the accusing maid's impoverished family, offering them money to make the case go away since they can't reach her in protective custody

Rather an odd approach to take, re: sex which was supposedly (according to the Strauss-Kahn apologists hereabouts) "consensual"... eh, wot? ;)

5 posted on 05/24/2011 6:06:56 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: NativeNewYorker
It couldn't work. She's already made a sworn statement, and probably video testimony, to the police and the DA. If she tried to recant now, she'd be tried for obstruction and perjury..I suspect that this story was "planted" to ratchet up the pressure on DSK.

I repeat my prediction..there will not be a trial. He won't want one. It would be too embarassing for him, he would have to take the stand, and then all his prior bad acts would come in. He will take a plea, probably get 2-3 years..eligible for parole in 18 months or so..also, because of the international implications...like a high level French pol getting killed nside a NYS prison, he'll be transferrd to federal custody, probably do his time in a mid-level Fed facility..not a club Feb..but not a max prison either..

6 posted on 05/24/2011 6:13:26 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: NativeNewYorker
"I have a suspicion DSK's New York judge will not be happy when she sees this."

I dunno. DSK and his ilk play by different rules. How many accused rapists get $50,000/month jail cells?

7 posted on 05/24/2011 6:15:57 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Take the money and press charges anyway.


8 posted on 05/24/2011 6:17:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ken5050

If she gets paid off and stops cooperating, they’ll cut a deal that sends him home. The rest of the world is astonished that a mere housekeeper can get a big name IMF chief arrested for a little thing like “unconsensual sex”. I mean, it’s kinda what those people are for...in their eyes.

That whole sexual harassment thing went out when Clinton got elected. Women really ARE the spoils of power.


9 posted on 05/24/2011 6:20:52 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: ken5050
Your analysis and forecast strike me as about right.

Though the notion of DSK spending his last minutes face down in a pool of vomit in Attica does have a certain je ne sais quoi...

10 posted on 05/24/2011 6:21:06 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: rockinqsranch
Wondering whose money?

With his apologist Ben Stein's?

11 posted on 05/24/2011 6:23:07 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: NativeNewYorker

Can we all say WITNESS TAMPERING? I knew we could.


12 posted on 05/24/2011 6:24:50 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: ken5050

“It would be too embarassing for him, he would have to take the stand, “

Apparently, you are not too familiar with the US law and right to remain silent. He does not have to take the stand. Most accused do not.


13 posted on 05/24/2011 6:26:05 AM PDT by heiss
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To: AppyPappy

It’s a Eurotrash thing doncha know.


14 posted on 05/24/2011 6:26:12 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: ken5050
I have a different prediction:

Obama issues a full pardon. Obama invites him to White House for a Presidential Achievement Medal. DSK goes back to France, where he converts to Islam and is made the head of the UN Womans Rights Commission.

15 posted on 05/24/2011 6:30:33 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: heiss

I am quite familar with US law. However, you miss several key points. If the defense is that it was “consensual” then there is NO way that he can avoid taking the stand, to explain himself. If he doesn’t take the stand..he’s toaast...which is why there will be a plea.


16 posted on 05/24/2011 6:32:12 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: ken5050
. If the defense is that it was “consensual” then there is NO way that he can avoid taking the stand, to explain himself. If he doesn’t take the stand..he’s toaast...which is why there will be a plea.

My prediction is that this doesn't go to trial. The victim will eventually be bribed and drop charges. Behind the scenes political pressure will convince the government to reduce or drop its charges once the victim has been mollified.

17 posted on 05/24/2011 7:01:45 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ken5050

His defense attorneys can argue it was consensual and he has no need to take the stand. This is standard practise and no attorney would suggest his client to take the stand.


18 posted on 05/24/2011 7:12:32 AM PDT by heiss
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To: NativeNewYorker

Should he be convicted, the next ploy will be a “heart attack” and the plea to send him back to France for “humanitarian reasons.” If it worked for the Lockerbie bomber, it can certainly work for a mere rapist.


19 posted on 05/24/2011 7:13:21 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: ken5050
It couldn't work. She's already made a sworn statement, and probably video testimony, to the police and the DA. If she tried to recant now, she'd be tried for obstruction and perjury..I suspect that this story was "planted" to ratchet up the pressure on DSK.

Yeah, sounds good, but what about political pressure and international factors? Lotta money could change hands here, and not just with the victim and her family. I'm thinking Bloomberg (who, I assume, is a member of the same "club" DSK belongs to, figuratively and probably literally).

With the current bunch in DC, and with the billionatti controlling the levers of power as they do....

She doesn't have to recant, after all. She can just stop cooperating, suffer memory lapses. All she has to do is act a unsure of herself when she's on the witness stand. Mix up a few facts, describe, say, the lighting conditions in the room one way on her first day of testimony, and another way on a subsequent day of testimony. Wouldn't one or two slip-ups like that be enough to spring DSK, with the top-notch legal and trial defense team he has working for him?

20 posted on 05/24/2011 7:16:48 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: kittymyrib

Oh, there are good cardio units in the hospitals near Attica. ;)


21 posted on 05/24/2011 7:59:32 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: heiss

You are correct..that could occur..but the jury would then never believe him.


22 posted on 05/24/2011 8:36:41 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Why should she allow herself to be bribed? Can she not sue him civilly for a lot more?


23 posted on 05/24/2011 8:45:52 AM PDT by burroak
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To: burroak
Why should she allow herself to be bribed? Can she not sue him civilly for a lot more?

To put it crudely, one in the hand is worth two in the bush. Also, it may be worth quite a bit to him to avoid the civil trial and to prepay rather than fight it through. He'll avoid two high-priced lawyer sequences.

24 posted on 05/24/2011 9:33:12 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ken5050

possibly..but “reasonable doubt” theory is a decent defense for him.


25 posted on 05/24/2011 10:19:27 AM PDT by heiss
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To: NativeNewYorker
a seven-figure sum has been bandied about

They'll go to eight figures if they have to.

If the bribing of the victim doesn't work, watch for the socialist scumbag to seek a plea deal in which it is agreed between the governments that he will serve his incarceration in France.

If he can have his incarceration handled by the French government it will be a much different incarceration than for the average rapist.

26 posted on 05/24/2011 12:10:20 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: NativeNewYorker

“This girl has no family — nobody knows that she worked here. It’ll be as if she never existed. All that’s left is our friendship.”


27 posted on 05/24/2011 12:12:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lazamataz
I have a different prediction:
Obama issues a full pardon.

Nope... Not federal charges. Now, if you said Governor Cuomo, I might buy into that...

the infowarrior

28 posted on 05/24/2011 12:12:55 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: heiss

Jury trials occur in the real world...if DSK argues that it was consensual, the proverbial “he said, she said,”..that’s an affirmative defense, and I can’t recall any case where the defendant in that scenario did NOT take the stand..


29 posted on 05/24/2011 12:18:04 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I understand what you are saying, but he is not the one to decide if there is a civil suit or not.

I guess it’s the price.


30 posted on 05/24/2011 2:14:59 PM PDT by burroak
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