French Prosecutors Say There's No Evidence From Latest Investigation That Dominique Strauss-Kahn Had Sex With Prostitutes

 @AlexCKaufman on June 11 2013 10:09 AM

RTXZLYL Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief, may have the prostitution charges against him dropped.  REUTERS

Dominique Strauss-Kahn may be off the hook.

French prosecutors are seeking to drop all charges against the scandal-addled former International Monetary Fund chief, who was allegedly involved in a hotel prostitution ring.

The prosecutor’s office in the northern city of Lille said on Tuesday that there was no evidence for the charges of aggravated pimping and handed the case off to a panel of judges, who will make the final ruling, the AP reported.

Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York City in May 2011 after a Manhattan hotel maid claimed he had sexually assaulted her. The case was ultimately dropped, but not before he was forced to resign as IMF chief.

The one-time French presidential hopeful first became embroiled in the case in February 2012, when he was questioned by police in Lille.

Authorities were probing the suspected prostitution ring, which spanned from northern France to neighboring Belgium, which implicated police and other officials, the AP reported. Prostitutes claimed they had sex with Strauss-Kahn in 2010 and 2011 in a hotel in Paris, a French restaurant and in Washington, D.C., where the IMF is based.

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