Custody of DSK should be extended
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Custody of DSK should be extended

Lille : France | Feb 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM PST
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Strauss-Kahn in probe over prostitution ring



Custody of the former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, for "complicity in aggravated procuring in an organized" and "the misuse of corporate assets" in the case known as the Carlton, will be extended, at -according to sources familiar with the matter.

The old favorite of PS in the French presidential spends the night in jail. Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived at 9:00, in a barracks of the gendarmerie, to be questioned about libertine parties which he participated, including Paris and Washington.

It was served with immediate placement in custody for 24 hours by investigators of the judicial police of Lille, 24 hours extendable.

The police wanted to determine, inter alia, if DSK was aware of how these parties were funded. Several of them were organized and paid by two entrepreneurs from the region of Lille, and David Fabrizio Paszkowski Pug.

The last of these parties took place from May 11 to 13 in the U.S. capital on the eve of the arrest of DSK in case the Sofitel New York. In the case where the maid accusing DSK Nafissatou Diallo sexual assault, criminal prosecutions were abandoned by the U.S. justice system.

If the judges handling the case considered the sufficient charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, he may be prosecuted for complicity in trafficking in women and the misuse of corporate assets. This would imply that DSK leader was aware of the possible origin of fraudulent expenses he would have enjoyed.

The old favorite in the polls in the race for the French presidency can be a lawyer in police custody. This can theoretically last up to 96 hours, but should not exceed 48 hours, it was explained a source familiar with the matter.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn had asked to be heard

Former IMF chief had twice asked to explain in this case, since the appearance of his name in print in mid-October.

Me Henri Leclerc, one of the lawyers of DSK, said in December that his client "was blissfully unaware" that women encountered libertine parties were prostitutes.

Eight people were indicted (charged) to this folder, including three officials of the Carlton Hotel in Lille, a lawyer and a high ranking police officer in the North, Commissioner Jean-Christophe Lagarde.

AFP

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French police are to question disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn
French police are to question disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Abdel Fattah Hussein is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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