Skip to comments.Strauss-Kahn arrested by French police investigating alleged prostitution ring
Posted on 02/21/2012 10:52:54 AM PST by JerseyanExile
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, has been formally placed under arrest by French police investigating an alleged prostitution ring.
The 62-year-old socialist politician turned himself in at 8.55am on Tuesday in the northern French city of Lille and is being held for questioning over allegations that he aided the procurement of prostitutes and benefited from fraud.
Detectives want to ascertain whether Strauss-Kahn, a former French presidential hopeful, knew that the women he had sex with at orgies in Paris and Washington were prostitutes and if he was aware how they were paid. It is alleged the money came from the corporate funds of a major French construction company.
Strauss-Kahn is expected to either be put under formal investigation the equivalent of being charged or released after 48 hours.
Eight people, including two Lille businessmen with links to Strauss-Kahn and a police commissioner, have already been arrested in the case, known as the Carlton affair after the luxury Lille hotel at the centre of the alleged prostitution ring.
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"Strauss-Kahn insists he never knew the women were prostitutes and has denied any wrongdoing.
'He could easily not have known, because as you can imagine, at these kinds of parties you're not always dressed, and I challenge you to distinguish a naked prostitute from any other naked woman,' his lawyer, Henri Leclerk, told French radio Europe 1 in December."
Here’s a test:
“Would this woman ever look twice at me if she weren’t paid?”
When you’re naked, she can’t see your wallet...
What ever happened to Barney Frank when he was running a prostitution ring...
I'm not surprised. All the signs were there.
The left have no values and are therefore unaccountable for any sin.
Because the right have values, the left is there to point out every shortfall.
Frenchie must be getting used to frog-marching.
Can connections get him out this time?
Apparently, the French are finally waking up to the fact that preying on women sexually is NOT A NICE THING. I’d like to think that we Americans had something to do with that (even if we were mistaken!)
For your French “culture” ping list.
Do you think his American wife will continue to be his staunchest defender?
Sex maniac, sexual predator—this guy has to have a genetic link with Bill Clinton.
No wonder the IMF is in such bad shape. When would Strauss-Kahn ever have crunched the numbers when we was always between the sheets?
I didn’t know his wife was American. Strange, but after all, Hillary defended her rapist husband. But there’s no doubt that the events in NYC spurred the women of France to rebel against creepy DSK. And that is a good thing.
His wife is a kazillionaire, artsy type heiress who probably enjoyed whatever status came with the political power he wielded and was expected to wield when he was on track to become president of France. Power is an incredible aphrodesiac.
On the other hand, the disease he subjects himself (and, theoretically, her) to would be an even more powerful turn-off.
I do chuckle at all these ‘millionaires and billionaires’ being socialists. Guilt really, really sux.