Judge approves Strauss-Kahn release from jail

20th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

A US judge approved the release Friday under house arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn from Rikers Island jail to a temporary location in Lower Manhattan in New York, court officials said.

The new arrangement was made after plans for him to be released to a plush apartment rented by his wife, Anne Sinclair, reportedly fell through following objections from residents.

The judge earlier accepted $1 million bail in cash and signed off on a $5 million insurance bond for Strauss-Kahn, who is facing trial for the alleged sexual assault of a Guinean chambermaid.

© 2011 AFP

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