(Telegraph) Dominique Strauss-Kahn expected to claim ‘police irregularities’ over arrest
Dominique Strauss-Kahn are expected to claim his arrest was marred by irregularities when he is formally arraigned in New York state court on Monday on sexual assault charges.
The former International Monetary Fund chief faces several charges including charges including attempted rape, sexual abuse, and unlawful imprisonment on a New York hotel maid last month.
He was arrested on May 14 as he sat in an Air France jet awaiting take for Paris after contacting the Sofitel hotel to say he had forgotten one of his mobile phones.
Police traced the call and arrested him, citing fears he might seek to flee the country.
A source close to Mr Strauss-Kahn, a former Socialist presidential hopeful, said the flight fear was unfounded.
“The conditions of Mr Strauss-Kahn’s arrest pose a problem,” the source told Le Journal du Dimanche.
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