Home-delivered breakfast for Strauss-Kahn in New York

30th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Embattled former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn spent a quiet day Sunday at a Manhattan residence where he is under house arrest while on bail.

The only movement on the second day of the long Memorial Day holiday weekend was of a delivery man from a small neighborhood cafe bringing take-out breakfast.

Under his bail conditions, the former head of the International Monetary Fund -- accused of sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid -- can leave the $14 million Manhattan townhouse only for medical, legal and court visits, or for religious services.

On Saturday one of Strauss-Kahn's daughters was seen leaving the downtown Manhattan townhouse at 153 Franklin Street in the afternoon.

Strauss-Kahn and his wife, French journalist Anne Sinclair, briefly left the luxury residence early on Friday, reportedly to see a physician, but returned shortly after 9:00 am (1300 GMT).

Strauss-Kahn moved into the rented townhouse late Wednesday where he is living under strict house arrest until his trial. He was freed on a $6 million bail package provided that he be guarded around the clock and wear a GPS monitoring device.

Strauss-Kahn must reappear in court on June 6, when he is expected to enter a formal plea of not guilty. If so, the case would move to trial later this year.

He was released on bail after spending nearly a week behind bars following his dramatic arrest, just hours after the alleged assault, as he was about to take off on an Air France plane for Paris.


© 2011 AFP

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