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Court Papers Detail Strauss-Kahnís Statements After Arrest
The New York Times ^ | June 16, 2011 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM

Posted on 06/18/2011 12:44:43 AM PDT by Cincinna

About 15 minutes after police detectives from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey pulled Dominique Strauss-Kahn off a Paris-bound flight, he told them he had diplomatic immunity, according to a document filed by prosecutors on Thursday.

Then, after he was handcuffed, Mr. Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the IMF asked to speak to someone from the French consulate and requested that his handcuffs be secured in front of him rather than behind his back. When it became clear that he would miss his flight, he asked to make a call so he could let people know he would not be at a meeting.  These exchanges were among a series of 17 brief statements that prosecutors say Mr. Strauss-Kahn made to the police on May 14, in the hours after they allege he sexually assaulted a housekeeper who came to clean his hotel suite in Midtown Manhattan. They range from the mundane — the police’s offers and Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s requests for food and water and to use a bathroom — to the sometimes coarse realities of the criminal justice system, like his complaints that his handcuffs were too tight and his eventual statement that he would not (in fact, could not) assert diplomatic immunity.

"snip" It was not until nearly five hours after he was pulled off the flight, and after he had been driven from the airport to the offices of the Manhattan Special Victims Squad, that Mr. Strauss-Kahn first asked to speak to a lawyer.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dsk; france; imf; nypd; strausskahn
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1 posted on 06/18/2011 12:44:51 AM PDT by Cincinna
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To: Cincinna; OldNewYork; wolfman23601; caww; neverdem; Fishtalk; nctexan; MassachusettsGOP; paudio; ...

The pdf of the actual Voluntary Disclosure Form is here:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/06/17/nyregion/17strauss-kahn-disclosure.html

Aren’t foreign diplomats/officials briefed on what to do, whom to call, if you are in trouble in a foreign country?
Just the basics like “Shut up, except to ask for a lawyer”.
If only DSK had watched Law & Order or SVU, he might not have
been so clueless. Not intellectual enough for the elite /s
DSK is going to have a lot of time to watch now.


2 posted on 06/18/2011 12:56:48 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

It does sound as if this was a planned departure, as he had meetings at the other end. Or so he states. If he fled on an unscheduled flight, it makes him seem more guilty.

Still no word on his account of what happened in that hotel room.


3 posted on 06/18/2011 1:06:08 AM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

Planned or not, he wouldn’t have been coming back.

Or has France decided to send Roman Polanski back while I wasn’t looking?


4 posted on 06/18/2011 1:15:55 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: BlackVeil
If he fled on an unscheduled flight, it makes him seem more guilty. Still no word on his account of what happened in that hotel room.

It was a scheduled flight. Duh.

And whatever happened in his hotel room, DSK obviously didn't think it was anything but his due as a Frenchy Frog heading up the IMF. LOL! Certainly nothing to hide from or run from!

May his predicament drive a wedge between Europe and the United States, between those Americans who admire Europe and those who are proper Americans, and between the elites and the worthy!

2012 is about putting a full stop to the creeping Europeanization of the United States.

5 posted on 06/18/2011 1:25:04 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody
Well, even a frog is innocent until proved guilty.

No matter if your the head of the IMF or a perfectly innocent FReeper. Don't talk to the police! Nothing you say can help you.

6 posted on 06/18/2011 1:45:22 AM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: Spktyr

rumor has it the flight was scheduled but not with him on it, he also did not tell the hotel he was leaving his $3,000 per night room and he left some of his personal property behind.


7 posted on 06/18/2011 3:33:03 AM PDT by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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Thanks Cincinna.


8 posted on 06/18/2011 3:40:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: BlackVeil
Still no word on his account of what happened in that hotel room.

As a defendant he has the right to remain silent and doesn't have to give an account of what happened in the hotel room.
9 posted on 06/18/2011 4:06:17 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: The Hogwarts of stupid.)
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To: Cincinna
the police’s offers

The new way to state the possessive of police?
10 posted on 06/18/2011 4:17:33 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: bdfromlv

DSK obviously left property and evidence behind. It is detailed in the complaint. You can read it at the link I posted.
It doesn’t matter whether he was scheduled for that flight, or not. He committed a crime and was caught sitting on an Air France plane ready to take off for Paris in 10 minutes.


11 posted on 06/18/2011 11:39:04 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

What is astonishing is that it took him five hours to ask for a lawyer.


12 posted on 06/18/2011 11:41:29 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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For those interested you can read the full disclosure here:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/06/17/nyregion/17strauss-kahn-disclosure.html

NYT is not behind a paywall, you just have to register to read articles. The pdf of the actual Voluntary Disclosure Form is here:

It lists the kinds of evidence the DA has in his possession. Not good for DSK.


13 posted on 06/18/2011 11:49:05 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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