IMF chief denies charges, court told

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IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn denies all the charges leveled against him, his lawyer told a New York court on Monday.

"He denies these charges. He is presumed innocent under the law," lawyer Benjamin Brafman told the court.

The powerful head of the International Monetary Fund was arrested on Saturday and charged with the sexual assault and attempted rape of a chambermaid in a luxury Manhattan hotel.

Brafman added the IMF chief and veteran French politician had a "very defensible case" and it was "quite likely that he might be ultimately exonerated."

© 2011 AFP

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