Keyword: Lille

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.

French court maintains DSK pimping charges

Judges reject request by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to drop sex offence inquiry relating to suspected prostitution ring in Lille.

French prosecutors drop Strauss-Kahn rape probe

End of investigation into accusations that the disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn took part in a gang rape in the United States.

France's Strauss-Kahn and wife 'have separated'

Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair now live separate lives, reports a French magazine.

French police quiz Strauss-Kahn over sex and fraud allegations

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

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.

Joe Cole loving life in France and 'blinding' frogs' legs

British footballer Joe Cole, on loan at French Ligue 1 club Lille from Liverpool, tells BBC he is enjoying life in France, and notably frogs' legs.