15 May '11, 12am

IMF chief arrested in New York

IMF chief arrested in New York

NEW YORK: International Monetary Fund (IMF) director general Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested Saturday minutes before he was to leave for France, after being accused of a sexual attack on a hotel maid in New York, The New York Times reported. Strauss-Kahn, widely expected to be a candidate for president of France in 2012, "was taken off an Air France flight by officers from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and turned over to Manhattan detectives, according to a Port Authority spokesman cited by the Times. "He was accused of a sex attack on a maid at a Times Square hotel earlier in the day," the report added citing the same authorities. Strauss-Kahn, who has not announced whether he will seek France's presidency, was arrested at John F. Kennedy International as he waited for his flight to France to depart. In Washington, an IMF spokeswoman had no immediate c...

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