DA Seeks to Drop Charges Against DSK
Posted on Aug 22, 2011
Prosecutors have filed to dismiss all charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, writing that his alleged victim “has not been truthful on matters great and small.” Strauss-Kahn was accused—and virtually convicted by many news reports—of attempted rape in May.
A lawyer for the hotel housekeeper who accused Strauss-Kahn requested Monday that the district attorney resign from the case. —PZS
The testimony of a hotel maid who accused IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault was not convincing beyond a reasonable doubt to present to a jury, New York prosecutors said in a court filing on Monday recommending all criminal charges be dropped.
The document sent to a judge in New York State Supreme Court said prosecutors were “no longer convinced of the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.”
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