21 May '11, 6pm

Strauss-Kahn house arrest draws media, tourists

Strauss-Kahn house arrest draws media, tourists

NEW YORK : Fallen IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn found himself at the center of a media circus and even a tourist itinerary on Saturday as he spent his first day in house arrest since being accused of attempted rape. The French politician and now resigned head of the International Monetary Fund swapped a tiny jail cell late Friday for an apartment in a landmark Manhattan tower located on Broadway between Ground Zero and Wall Street. But he was barred by his bail conditions from leaving the apartment, while the building itself was besieged by US camera crews with satellite TV trucks and a contingent of French journalists. The impressive corner building and its notorious new resident also quickly made it onto the New York tourist route. Guides on open top double deck buses made a point of highlighting "on your right is the building where the IMF chief is now under house ar...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/113...

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