Prosecutor calls for Dominique Strauss-Kahn's acquittal

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The prosecutor at the Lille trial into a sex ring involving the former IMF chief said there was insufficient evidence he was involved in pimping.

Another witness accuses Dominique Strauss-Kahn of forced sex act

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A former prostitute told a French court the former IMF boss, on trial for pimping, sodomised her as if she was 'an object for his consumption'.

France’s Hotel Carlton pimping trial hears about lives of Lille prostitutes

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The women, some of whom had been abused as children, were passed around men in hotel rooms, apartments and as 'dessert' at business lunches.

French magistrates send Strauss-Kahn for trial for pimping in sex-ring 'Carlton affair'


Former International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn (pictured) has been sent for trial on charges of taking part in pimping activities at the end of a more than two-year investigation into a prostitution ring that staged orgies for his benefit in France, the US and Belgium. Michel Deléan reports on the background of the ‘Carlton affair' and details the case levelled against DSK.

French prosecutor calls for no charges to be brought against DSK in pimping sex-ring case

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Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who took part in group orgies in France and the US, claims he didn't know the women were prostitutes. 

Orgies, luxury hotels and prostitutes: the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 'the Carlton affair'


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.

Strauss-Kahn Washington 'gang rape' probe launched

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A French prosecutor has ordered a preliminaryl enquiry into claims that ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn was involved in "gang rape" in Washington.

French police quiz Strauss-Kahn over sex and fraud allegations

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Former IMF chief and one-time presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn is questioned over alleged links to sex-ring parties in France and US.

DSK and wife to sue senior Sarkozy aide and French media over vice ring reports

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to sue one of President Sarkozy's senior aides and several French media for linking him to a prostitution ring, lawyers say.