Sunday, May 15, 2011

French Socialist IMF Head, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Arrested

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, Int...
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, was reportedly in custody late Saturday in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the Sofitel hotel in Manhattan.

According to the official, Mr. Strauss-Kahn allegedly forced a cleaning woman onto his bed and sexually assaulted her at around 1 p.m. Saturday...

The Journal also notes that Strauss-Kahn has played an important role in the Euro-zone bailouts which is interesting in light of this background on his politics:

For some time, Mr Strauss-Kahn has been seen as harboring ambitions to the French presidency and was considered a leading contender in France's Socialist Party. He was dispatched to the helm of the IMF in Washington, some French political insiders say, because he was seen as a rival to President Nicholas Sarkozy.

Why am I not surprised by any of this?

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