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THE criminal case against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid, is on the verge of collapsing, the New York Times is reporting.
Citing two unnamed law enforcement officials close to the case, the Times said prosecutors did not believe much of the story told by the French politician's accuser - a Guinea-born hotel maid - and that she had repeatedly lied to them since the May 14 alleged attack.
Originally posted by Carseller4
Many females try to pull this on wealthy or famous individuals.
It's almost a 50/50 chance they are lying.
Lagarde, 55, currently France’s finance minister, will begin July 5, the Washington-based fund said today. She won the job over Mexican central bank governor Agustin Carstens after gaining a reputation as a skilled negotiator during the financial crisis within both the Group of 20 and the European Union as it provided bailouts for Greece, Ireland and Portugal.
At the inaugural meeting of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, co-founded by George Soros, held at King's College in Cambridge, England where John Maynard Keynes used to reign, Dominique Strauss-Kahn spoke as one of the keynote speakers. As his remarks began, anti-IMF protesters had broken into the hall and hung a banner over the stage in front of two hundred or so surprised economic thinkers and writers. I was in the second row and snapped the picture at the side which I quickly fed to Arianna Huffington who in turn had it up as the lead on Huffington Post in about three minutes.
What followed was magnificent. Strauss-Kahn showed no fear at all of these protesters whom he engaged in discussion. He asked them to make clear their concerns -- to use his stage to articulate their core fears and demands and make this time that they had taken count. Unfortunately, the folks hanging the banner were not those most intellectually in tune with the protest and they ran off after he asked them to speak. I had communication with the protest leaders later and have no doubt that they would have done well in responding to Strauss-Kahn, but the key then is that he actually did think they should be heard and that the elite who had assembled in Keynes' former halls should not forget the voices of those worried about the impact of global economic policy making. It was a powerful moment, deftly managed by Strauss-Kahn.
Strauss-Kahn's latest IMF patient has been Greece, helping it to work through its debt nightmares. Virtually everyone gives the IMF Director high marks for his ability to keep in mind human faces when sorting through and dealing with the tough disciplines wrought by globalization. www.thewashingtonnote.com...
Originally posted by Hijaqd
Of course they are reporting this now since they had gotten him to resign and they just named Christine Lagarde to be the new head of the IMF.
Originally posted by Maxmars
Justice must be blind.
Originally posted by Danbones
But this says a lot for the good old american "perpwalk and pretrial conviction...."
er public lynching
Initial Banking Opposition to Glass-Steagall
The centerpiece of the debate over Glass-Steagall was a three-week filibuster by Louisiana Senator Huey Long, which would stand as the longest filibuster in Congressional History until Strom Thurmond’s filibuster of the Civil Rights Bill. This so incensed Glass that he accused Long of being in the pockets of the banks. The American Banking Association opposed the bill. According to a paper by Jill M. Hendrickson
in 1932, 36 percent of national bank profits came from their investment affiliates (Wall Street Journal 1933b, p. 1).
Glass, in his typical style, made this point more forcefully:
Nobody can conceive of the damage done by these affiliates. They literally loaded the portfolios of interior banks with foreign securities approved by this abominable State Department. [New York Times, December 6, 1933]
Originally posted by burntheships
Do you find this twist as you expected?
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
But $100,000 dollars worth of deposits into her account over 2 years certainly is pretty damning and hard to argue with.
Prosecutors, previously bullish about the strength of the claims made by the Guinean maid, are now preparing to admit to Judge Michael Obus at Manhattan criminal court that they “have problems with the case”, the newspaper said.
It said that the woman had a recorded phone call with “an incarcerated man” within a day of her encounter with Mr Strauss-Kahn, when she “discussed the possible benefits” of pursuing charges.
The man, said to have been arrested over possession of a huge amount of marijuana, was also among several people who made cash deposits into the maid's bank account, it said. www.telegraph.co.uk...
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
I imagine its far fetched to see him run in that capacity.
Considering his spoken goals of more oversight, and
his defense of the peoples rights, I would be very suprised.