French police arrested Tuesday the former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn in connection with a “sex case.”
Strauss-Kahn was driven to the police station today in a Mercedes limousine with blacked-out windows before being hustled inside by his legal team, local French media said.
Facing criminal charges relating to an illegal prostitute racket, Strauss-Kahn was told by detectives that there is evidence linking him to “complicity in pimping” and “misuse of corporate assets”.
Strauss-Kahn, 62, has admitted to attending “sex parties” in cities all over the world, but denies “knowing that the women he slept with were prostitutes.”
Now he faces criminal charges if prosecutors can prove that fraudulently obtained money was being paid to the prostitutes, and that Strauss-Kahn knew about this.