Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Initially Claimed Diplomatic Immunity

When Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested at John F. Kennedy airport last month on his way out of the country, police said he initially told them "I have diplomatic immunity." 

When police asked him to show his papers, he answered: “It’s not in this passport, I have a second passport. Can I speak with someone from the French Consulate?”  

Strauss-Kahn’s statements are contained in a Voluntary Disclosure Form given by prosecutors to defense lawyers and filed by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday.

Doesn't his claim of diplomatic immunity undermine his case? I mean, isn't a jury (or judge) more likely to believe that he was trying to hide something? I guess we'll see.

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