IMF chief denied bail
A New York judge denied IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn bail on Monday, despite an offer from his defense team to put up $1 million in cash and surrender all his travel documents.
The judge ordered the IMF chief detained, two days after he was pulled off a plane and accused of trying to rape a Manhattan hotel chambermaid.
Judge Melissa Jackson said he should be remanded because he was "a flight risk" after being charged on Saturday with sexual assault and attempted rape.
Strauss-Kahn's lawyers had also said that the IMF chief would live with his daughter in New York if he were granted bail.
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