Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the IMF and a prominent French Socialist, has been placed under formal investigation for his alleged involvement in a prostitution ring, his lawyer said Monday.
REUTERS - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was placed under formal investigation on Monday by authorities looking into a suspected prostitution ring in the French city of Lille, his lawyer said, following a day of questioning by judges in a closed courtroom.
The investigation on suspicion of complicity in a pimping operation is the latest judicial headache for the Socialist ex-finance minister. The move could lead to a trial but it falls short of charging him.
Date created : 2012-03-26