Strauss-Kahn Appears in New York Court to Face Charges
May. 16, 2011
May 16 (Bloomberg) -- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeared in court for the first time since he was pulled off a plane May 14 in New York and accused of trying to rape a hotel maid.
Prosecutors asked the judge that the IMF chief be held in custody until trial. He faces as many as 25 years in prison if convicted of the most serious count, prosecutors said. A potential candidate for the French presidency, Strauss-Kahn, 62, has denied the charges and will plead not guilty, his lawyer Benjamin Brafman has said. (Source: Bloomberg)