Case against Strauss-Kahn near collapse: report

The criminal case against ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn, accused of sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid, is on the verge of collapsing.

Backgrounder

IMF chief Strauss-KahnDominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the IMF who has been considered a likely candidate for the French presidency, was taken into custody on May 14 in New York and was being questioned in regard to a sexual assault.

Sex, lies and the reckless choices of the powerful

Sex and power are no strangers. History is littered with tales of the powerful and privileged felled by sex scandals.

Trial under way

  • IMF chief gets new bail hearing
  • IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn for a second time will request release on $1 million cash bail on Thursday and placement under 24-hour house arrest while he awaits trial on charges of attempting to rape a hotel maid.