30 May '11, 10pm

Strauss-Kahn hires ex-CIA spies, top private investigators to fight charges of sexually assaulting hotel chambermaid

WASHINGTON - Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is pulling together a crack team of investigators, former spies and media advisers to fight back against charges that he sexually assaulted a hotel chambermaid. The advisers will have to use different approaches in handling his legal problems in the United States, while trying to bolster his reputation in his native France and beyond. This may be why the range of damage-control specialists being assembled is so diverse - people consulted or hired so far include former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spies, experienced New York criminal investigators and some of the best-connected public relations specialists in the French-speaking world. Hiring these specialists will not come cheap: Prosecutors estimated that Strauss-Kahn could be paying out as much as US$200,000 (S$246,848) a ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110531-0000058/Ex-spi...

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