France gripped as Dominique Strauss-Kahn vice trial begins


The former IMF boss appeared in court in Lille in northern France on Monday accused of pimping for sex orgies at luxury hotels.

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A Belgian brothel owner called “Dodo la Saumure”, orgies at luxury hotels and accusations of pimping against a former French presidential hopeful — it sounds like the plot to a sensationalist police drama, reports The Financial Times.