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French presidential hopeful arrested for attacking housekeeper

May 16, 2011
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NEW YORK — International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will make his first appearance in court today since being accused of attacking a hotel maid in a case that sent shockwaves through French politics and left the IMF in turmoil, according to Fox Business.

Strauss-Kahn, who had hoped to become France''s next president, was seen for the first time Sunday night while being taken to a Manhattan booking station, the article stated.

According to the article, Strauss-Kahn''s Saturday arrest sent the Washington-based global lender into turmoil.

More allegations may surface in Paris, where lawyers say another woman is considering filing charges against the IMF chief for an alleged 2002 incident, the article noted.

Strauss-Kahn was identified from a six-man police lineup by a 32-year-old housekeeper for the Times Square Sofitel, the article added.

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