Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Former IMF chief detained on suspicion of 'abetting' pimping

French police detained former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn for questioning Tuesday over allegations he took part in orgies in Paris and Washington with prostitutes paid for by businessmen.

The 62-year-old former Socialist minister, who until last year was the front-runner to replace Nicolas Srkozy as president of France, turned up voluntarily at a police station in the northern city of Lille. Prosecutors said he would be detained on suspicion of "abetting aggravated pimping by an organized gang" and "misuse of company funds."

Read more: Vancouver Sun


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