02 Jul '11, 5pm

Strauss-Kahn spends first full day free of house arrest

Strauss-Kahn spends first full day free of house arrest

NEW YORK - With the sex assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn hanging by a thread, damning new revelations emerged Saturday about his accuser whose mounting credibility problems prompted the former IMF chief's release from house arrest. Buoyed by a New York judge's order a day earlier to end all restrictions on him except foreign travel, Strauss-Kahn was enjoying his first full day of freedom -- as prosecutors scrambled to salvage some sort of case against the once-high-flying French politician. While the charges against Strauss-Kahn stand, the case has nearly imploded in the wake of investigations of the Guinea-born hotel maid who accused him of assault, with the discoveries leading prosecutors to acknowledge she lied to a grand jury about the case. In a letter to defense lawyers, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the woman had provided a "false" narrativ...

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

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