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Strauss-Kahn pimping charges stay

Published 19/12/2012 | 09:39

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn's lawyers have argued that the investigating judges in the case are biased

French judges have decided not to drop aggravated pimping charges against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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His lawyer said he will appeal.

Strauss-Kahn's lawyers have argued that the investigating judges in the case are biased. The case revolves around a suspected luxury prostitution ring in northern France.

A court in the French city of Douai has decided to retain the preliminary charges.

Strauss-Kahn's lawyers have said he attended "libertine" gatherings but did not know some women present were paid.

The case is one part of an intercontinental legal saga which exposed Strauss-Kahn's active sex life and buried his French presidential ambitions.

Strauss-Kahn reached a settlement in New York last week with a hotel maid who accused of him of trying to rape her in May 2011.

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