Sunday 22 April 2018

Strauss-Kahn thanks trial court

Dominique Strauss-Kahn thanked the court for listening
Dominique Strauss-Kahn thanked the court for listening

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has thanked a French court that is trying him for pimping for listening to his side of the story.

The court in northern Lille set a June 12 date for the verdict at today's close of the three-week trial.

Strauss-Kahn denies pimping but has admitted to orgies, being "rough" with "conquests" and needing sex with exceptional frequency. None of that is illegal.

Last week, the prosecutor called for his acquittal - a day after five of six plaintiffs dropped their accusations - saying a court does not pass moral judgments.

Strauss-Kahn risks up to 10 years in prison and a 1.5 million euro (£1.1 million) fine if found guilty.

Press Association

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