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Magistrates investigating a secret prostitution ring that allegedly staged orgies in luxury hotels and apartments in France and the US for the benefit of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn this month announced the completion of their two years of enquiries. The bringing of formal charges and the setting of a trial date will be decided this summer. Mediapart has gained access to a court document that details the case against Strauss-Kahn and others placed under investigation alongside him, extracts of which are published here. The investigating magistrates conclude that Strauss-Kahn was the kingpin in the organisation of the orgies which were paid for by a group of associates based in the city of Lille in northern France, and who included businessmen, a ranking police officer and a lawyer. Michel Deléan reports.
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