Ex-IMF boss Strauss-Kahn faces French pimping trial

January 30, 2015 3:24 PM

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Ex-IMF boss Strauss-Kahn faces French pimping trial

PARIS (Reuters) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief tipped to become French president before a New York hotel maid accused him of sexual assault in 2011, goes on trial in France on Monday in a separate case of alleged pimping.

Strauss-Kahn, 65, who settled a U.S. civil case with chambermaid Nafissatou Diallo after criminal charges were dropped, risks as much as 10 years in jail and a fine of up to 1.5 million euros ($1.7 million) if convicted in the French trial.

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