Strauss-Kahn furniture arrives at house arrest

1st June 2011, Comments 0 comments

Movers delivered comfy chairs, paintings and clothing boxes Wednesday to the New York residence where Dominique Strauss-Kahn is under house arrest pending trial on sex assault charges.

A truck from JK Moving and Storage pulled up outside the luxury house in southern Manhattan and movers carried in a sofa, arm chairs, a large carpet, two paintings and dozens of clothing containers. Another box was inscribed "Apple computer."

The truck's license plates were registered in Virginia, a state bordering Washington, DC, where Strauss-Kahn owns a house he used while leading the International Monetary Fund.

Strauss-Kahn is free on $1 million cash bail and $5 million bond, with strict house arrest. His next court appearance is Monday, when he is expected to plead not guilty to charges that he tried to rape a maid in a Sofitel hotel room on May 14.

With a trial start probably months away he is expected to remain holed up in the rented Manhattan house for a significant period of time.

© 2011 AFP

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