The Straits Times
Published on Nov 28, 2012

French court to rule on aggravated pimping charges against Strauss-Kahn


PARIS (AP) - Mr Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief who has successfully fought a handful of accusations linked to his "libertine" lifestyle, will be learning whether charges for aggravated pimping will be dropped.

An appeals court in the northern French town of Douai decides on Wednesday whether to agree to Mr Strauss-Kahn's demand to annul the charges linking him to a suspected prostitution ring run out of a luxury hotel in Lille.

Two of the four people implicated have asked that charges be dropped.

Lawyers for Mr Strauss-Kahn, 63, claim the investigating judges have not been impartial.