First defendant takes the stand in DSK pimping trial

February 3, 2015 11:10 AM

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THE pivotal character in a French prostitution ring that landed former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in court for "pimping" was the first to take the stand in the trial on Tuesday.

Rene Kojfer, 74, former public relations manager for the luxury Carlton Hotel in the northern city of Lille, is accused of running a high-end prostitution ring that organised sex parties for local businessmen and police officials, often in his hotel.

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