Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn puts US home up for sale

26th October 2011, Comments 0 comments

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn put his Washington home up for sale Wednesday, five months after his arrest in New York on sexual assault allegations forced him to resign from his powerful job.

Strauss-Kahn and wife Anne Sinclair put the three-bedroom property in the tony Georgetown neighborhood on the market for $5.2 million, 30 percent above the $4 million they paid in October 2007.

The 2,800-square-foot (263-square-meter) property, decorated and furnished in brown and white, has a pool and borders a park not far from the offices of the International Monetary Fund.

The red brick Federal-style property "has been carefully restored with the highest quality to accommodate the living and entertaining needs of the most discriminating purchaser," said listing agent Washington Fine Properties.

Strauss-Kahn was arrested on May 14 after a New York hotel chambermaid told police he tried to rape her. He resigned from the IMF days later to fight the charges, which also tanked his expected run for the French presidency.

The criminal charges were dropped in August amid huge questions over the woman's story, but she subsequently filed a civil suit currently under review.

Meanwhile, Strauss-Kahn has returned to France, where press reports last week said he attended sex soirees with prostitutes paid for by businessmen now under investigation for pimping.

© 2011 AFP

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