Now That Strauss-Kahn is Out of the Way, Sexual Assault Case Looks Weak

Just days after French finance minister Christine Lagarde was chosen as the new head of the IMF, now comes news that the case against DSK may not be as cut and dry as first suspected.

Gee, that's not at all sketchy.

The Guardian reports

The prosecution case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund and French presidential hopeful accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid, is close to collapse, according to the New York Times.

The newspaper reports that significant problems have emerged with the case against the former IMF boss that could see the conditions of his house arrest in New York being relaxed with immediate effect.

Based on interviews with two unnamed law enforcement officers, it says that "major holes" in the case will be admitted to a federal criminal court in Manhattan as early as Friday. New York Police Department had no comment last night.

NYT has some comments straight from court.

It would be really funny if it weren't so sad. I'm still curious to find out what it was, exactly, that DSK did to deserve this kind of treatment. Something tells me it had absolutely nothing to do with inappropriate sexual advances and everything to do with pissing off a select group of folk who want to see the bailouts continue until morale improves.

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


Your "Old Man" never credited the DSK case always assuming it had something to do with furthering a bailout of European banks. What were the tipoffs?
1. White man rapes black woman? Get off it. This looked like the Duke Three case from the start.
2. The dog which did not bark from Sherlock Holmes. Whaaat? Al Sharpton of Tawana Brawley fame was conspiculously silent on the DSK case. A case which could have produced a multi-million dollar shakedown of the IMF for Sharpton. Why? What did the Reverend Al know and when did he know it?


profalbrecht said...

When I heard of the charges, I immediately thought trumped up charge for political reasons. Probably some agency involvement.