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DSK accuser told friend, Dont worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what Im doing.
Hotair ^ | 07/02/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 07/03/2011 8:36:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

I was tempted to lead with the Post’s bombshell about her supposedly doing a little, ahem, business on the side with some of the hotel’s guests — allegedly with the knowledge of her union(!) — but that leak came from a “source close to the defense investigation.” Could be a lie designed to drum up public pressure on the prosecution to drop the charges.

What’s the motive for this, though?

Twenty-eight hours after a housekeeper at the Sofitel New York said she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, she spoke by phone to a boyfriend in an immigration jail in Arizona.

Investigators with the Manhattan district attorney’s office learned the call had been recorded and had it translated from a “unique dialect of Fulani,” a language from the woman’s native country, Guinea, according to a well-placed law enforcement official.

When the conversation was translated — a job completed only this Wednesday — investigators were alarmed: “She says words to the effect of, ‘Don’t worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I’m doing,’” the official said…

Little by little, her credibility as a witness crumbled — she had lied about her immigration, about being gang raped in Guinea, about her experiences in her homeland and about her finances, according to two law enforcement officials. She had been linked to people suspected of crimes. She changed her account of what she did immediately after the encounter with Mr. Strauss-Kahn. Sit-downs with prosecutors became tense, even angry. Initially composed, she later collapsed in tears and got down on the floor during questioning. She became unavailable to investigators from the district attorney’s office for days at a time.

Follow the link and read about her meeting with the DA’s office on Tuesday, when they reduced her own lawyer to speechlessness by disclosing the bank records they’d discovered proving that her income was way north of what she was earning at the Hotel Sofitel. I said yesterday that the earlier NYT story describing her phone call with the boyfriend after the incident with DSK didn’t prove much because it didn’t claim that she was the one talking about squeezing him for money. Today’s story does suggest that — with a law-enforcement source as the basis, no less. Says defense lawyer Jeralyn Merritt, “This case is toast.”

Read the Post story in full, too. The union categorically denies placing her at the Sofitel and tracking her tips, and her lawyer says hotel surveillance footage allegedly shows Strauss-Kahn looking “nervous” after the incident with “toothpaste smeared outside of his mouth.” The Daily Beast also follows up by debunking the curious coincidence by which the accuser reportedly asked to be assigned to DSK’s floor of the hotel before he checked in. Turns out she did that a month before the incident, after a colleague went on leave; it was a perfectly routine thing, and there’s no evidence that she ever cleaned a room at the Sofitel that Strauss-Kahn had stayed in before. All of which is to say, there are still a few elements of this case that contradict the “set up” theory. Anyone think they’re enough to get to “beyond a reasonable doubt” given what the accuser’s in for on the stand?

Merritt predicts that DSK will “walk free and be hailed in France as a victim of an unfair American justice system that relies on outrageous perp walks and the sensationalized saturation of public opinion by American media.” Undoubtedly true, but I wonder if that alone will be enough to restore his political viability. If only there were a celebrity French intellectual willing to go to bat for him in the media. Oh wait — here’s one now. Exit question: Will no one stand up for the honor of this, um, “rutting chimpanzee”?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dsk; imf; marquisdesade; sexualassault

1 posted on 07/03/2011 8:36:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Then,why didn’t you get paid first for services rendered?


2 posted on 07/03/2011 8:38:08 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: SeekAndFind

The quoits are not a factual statement, it was an answer by a cop, and he said in his definition that is what she said.


3 posted on 07/03/2011 8:41:58 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Dr. Ursus
Then,why didn’t you get paid first for services rendered?

Done a lot of biz with whores have you?

4 posted on 07/03/2011 8:43:54 AM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

Ever done any business in Bangkok in the past?


5 posted on 07/03/2011 9:02:39 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: SeekAndFind

Obviously a sex deal gone bad.

Doing business with a Guinea hooker shows bad judgement.


6 posted on 07/03/2011 9:04:35 AM PDT by y6162
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To: SeekAndFind
No teeth marks...no case...

This is going to wind up soooooo bad. Me thinks she's just another Crystal...on a mission.

But wait....Hasn't anyone offered her a scholarship yet??

7 posted on 07/03/2011 9:18:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

“Early on, there appeared to be disagreement in the office over how to proceed — whether to agree to a bail package for Mr. Strauss-Kahn and take more time to investigate before seeking his indictment, or whether to try to keep him locked up and quickly take the case to the grand jury for an indictment, according to three people involved in the case.”

This is exactly what happened in this case. The experienced prosecutors in the Manhattan DA’s Sex Crimes Unit wanted to hold off on taking the case to the grand jury until they had time to investigate further. DA Cyrus Vance, Jr. being an arrogant, grandstanding, liberal, political jackass did not want to wait and pushed them to rush to an indictment so he could announce it on the steps of the court house. Then when they investigated further, and found the accuser to not be a credible witness, Vance threw his people under the bus to cover his ass, then leaked it to the media. What a guy!! Vance should be forced to resign!!


8 posted on 07/03/2011 9:21:24 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Batman11

Can you say NIFONG ?????


9 posted on 07/03/2011 9:33:06 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

This is exactly what happened and what I was referring to:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/cy_team_ignored_warnings_mdbk4knw4CaS2OsWlK0dDL


10 posted on 07/03/2011 9:45:48 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Post said she was whoring herself and the union knew it and was getting a cut. Typically unionized maids start out in the hotels around JFK airport. Not a $3,000 a night palace. She was an earner, pure and simple who got caught in one too many lies. If anybody deserves to be under indictment it’s her.


11 posted on 07/03/2011 9:51:04 AM PDT by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: Batman11
Sure makes the USA look as bad as a 3rd world country.

They frog marched this guy....in such a disgusting manner, shame on us!!!!

12 posted on 07/03/2011 9:54:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind
The things that jump out for me are a little different:

Twenty-eight hours after a housekeeper at the Sofitel New York said she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, she spoke by phone to a boyfriend in an immigration jail in Arizona. Investigators with the Manhattan district attorney’s office learned the call had been recorded and had it translated from a “unique dialect of Fulani,” a language from the woman’s native country, Guinea, according to a well-placed law enforcement official. When the conversation was translated — a job completed only this Wednesday — investigators were alarmed: “She says words to the effect of, ‘Don’t worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I’m doing,’” the official said… Little by little, her credibility as a witness crumbled — she had lied about her immigration, about being gang raped in Guinea, about her experiences in her homeland and about her finances, according to two law enforcement officials. She had been linked to people suspected of crimes. She changed her account of what she did immediately after the encounter with Mr. Strauss-Kahn. Sit-downs with prosecutors became tense, even angry. Initially composed, she later collapsed in tears and got down on the floor during questioning. She became unavailable to investigators from the district attorney’s office for days at a time.

The NYT will try to transform this into a story of intrigue about the future prospects of Cyrus Vance, Jr. - but to me it reeks of the effects on our country of completely uncontrolled immigration and an enfeebled DHS.

13 posted on 07/03/2011 10:30:57 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Batman11
Mr. Strauss-Kahn is not a nice man. However, he is innocent of the crime he is accused of. He has an apology coming from law enforcement and also the accuser needs to be tried for false charges, probable income tax evasion and possible illegal entry into the country.
14 posted on 07/03/2011 10:34:16 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR.)
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To: cpdiii

“However, he is innocent of the crime he is accused of.”

Only DSK, and the maid, know if he is guilty as charged. There is a big difference between someone being “innocent” and the prosecutors not having sufficient evidence to convict them. DSK may not be guilty, but I don’t think this immoral pig is innocent!


15 posted on 07/03/2011 11:08:32 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Yes as a matter of fact....been there numerous times, but of course never did any of that kind of biz....spent my time helping the poor and downtrodden!


16 posted on 07/03/2011 1:44:14 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver
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To: SeekAndFind

“Vance can’t dance, but he’ll take your money!”


17 posted on 07/03/2011 1:47:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another shameful episode. Sickening!

How we love our Third World oppressed,
and hate the big and powerful, and Foreign,
and, HORROR OF HORRORS! Socialist!


18 posted on 07/03/2011 1:49:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

She did not say that.

We are told, that someone reportedly, made a translation which had that meaning.

I’m still not convinced. Lots of money seems to be targeted right now at tearing down this woman. I’m surprized how many here seem ready to believe (anything) our media reports anymore.

I’ll not join in that mob. Let’s reserve judgement.


19 posted on 07/03/2011 1:51:33 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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