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Strauss-Kahn to face trial over pimping charges

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Credit: REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to be tried on pimping charges, prosecutors have confirmed.

He is charged with "aggravated pimping", which under French law, is a broad crime that can encompass aiding or encouraging the act of prostitution.

Strauss-Kahn was charged with the more serious form because it allegedly involved more than one prostitute.

The crime carries a maximum term of 10 years in prison and a fine of 1.5 million euros ($2 million).

It completes an inquiry into sex parties attended by a man whose French presidential hopes were dashed by a separate 2011 U.S. sex scandal.

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French court 'drops Strauss-Kahn prostitution ring case'

A French court has dismissed a case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn in relation to an alleged prostitution ring according to France 24.

Disgraced IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaving a courthouse in Paris in February. Credit: Mousse/ABACA/Press Association Images

The court dismissed the case against disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on the grounds of “insufficient evidence”.

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DSK maid: 'I thank everybody who supported me'

The maid at the centre of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case Nafissitao Diallo has spoken to reporters.

Speaking on the court steps Ms Diallo said, "I just want to say I thank you everyone who supported me, all over the world, I thank everybody. I thank God and God bless you all."

Nafissitao Diallo with her lawyers on the court steps Credit: Reuters

Settlement reached in Dominique Strauss-Kahn maid case

The judge has announced that a financial settlement has been reached in the case between the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the New York hotel maid Nafissitao Diallo, who accused him of sexual assault.

However the settlement will remain confidential.

A settlement has also been reached between the New York Post and Ms Diallo.

Ex-IMF boss Strauss-Kahn 'to settle' with hotel maid

Dominique Strauss-Kahn said his encounter with Nafissatou Diallo was consensual. Credit: Carl de Souza/PA Archive

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit brought by a New York hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her, a person familiar with the case has told the Associated Press.

Strauss-Kahn resigned as head of the IMF and ended his French presidential ambitions last year following the allegations from Nafissatou Diallo.

Prosecutors subsequently dropped related criminal charges.

The person familiar with the case said Bronx Supreme Court Judge Douglas McKeon has facilitated the agreement between the parties, but it has yet to be signed.

Strauss-Kahn group rape inquiry to be shelved - report

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has denied allegations of group rape Credit: PA

French prosecutors are set to shelve an inquiry into accusations of group rape by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and three friends after a crucial witness retracted her allegations, according to an unsourced report by French newspaper Le Figaro.

The inquiry was opened in May as part of an investigation into Strauss-Kahn's ties to a suspected prostitution ring in the northern city of Lille.

It focused on allegations by a prostitute, denied by Strauss-Kahn, that the former IMF chief and friends forced her to have sex in a group in Washington in December 2010.

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