Dominique Strauss-Kahn Released on Own Recognizance

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released on his own recognizance and freed from house arrest after credibility issues surfaced with the woman who alleged sexual assault.

CNN Breaking:

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released on his own recognizance and freed from house arrest after credibility issues surfaced with the woman who alleged sexual assault.

Attorneys for the Strauss-Kahn had asked that he be released after investigators unearthed new details surrounding the alleged victim that appear so grievous that DNA evidence of sexual contact recovered from his hotel suite may not be enough to overcome them.

For background, see my earlier post “Strauss-Kahn Case Falling Apart Over Accuser Credibility.”

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