IMF chief arrives at New York court complex

19th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived Thursday at a New York court complex, where defense lawyers at a new bail hearing will seek his release from jail under strict monitoring conditions.

Police spokesman, Walter Glowacz, said that the head of the International Monetary Fund who has been charged with seven counts of sexual assault and attempted rape was already in a holding center next to the main court building.

Defense lawyers will call for the IMF chief to be released on bail from the notorious Rikers Island jail where he is awaiting a further hearing, vowing to post $1 million in bail and turn in his travel documents.

Strauss-Kahn, a French national, is also willing to wear an electronic monitoring device and be confined to a Manhattan apartment 24 hours a day.

In a hearing on Monday, when a judge refused him bail, the defense team said he would stay with his daughter who lives in New York.

© 2011 AFP

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