August 23 decision of the Court of appeal was completed on the prosecution of the former head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was charged with sexual violence.
Earlier in the day the Court dropped all charges against the former head of the International Monetary Fund. This happened by the public prosecutor, which questioned the veracity of the testimony of maid Diallo. Now, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has the right to return to France, but ironically his passport remains in the Office of the Court and August 23, she closed earlier than usual because of the earthquake on the eastern coast of the United States. Strauss-Kahn has to go for Passport August 24.
However, the point in this story has still not delivered: the maid at the Hotel Sofitel PJE, Strauss-Kahn of sexual violence, initiating a civil action. What her chances of winning, looks at a New York lawyer Greg Rinckey:
- In a criminal case against the accused spoke NY. If Strauss-Kahn was found guilty, he would have faced a prison term. In a civil court one person opposed to another. Diallo called on Strauss-Kahn monetary compensation for alleged moral damage sustained by it. But it would be difficult to win, she has lied a lot in the course of the investigation, and there is speculation that she could just lure Strauss-Kan in the trap, then to blackmail and extort money.
- But then why arrest Strauss-Kahn May 14 and the subsequent charges were filed by police and prosecutors with such noise?
- I think the police have yet to respond to a number of unpleasant issues. Whether you need all this toughness? Why so hasty in the Prosecutor’s Office? If a person was arrested, but charges against him have not been formally charged, whether it is necessary to carry out his gauntlet of reporters with TV and cameras?
Many cameras focused on Strauss-Kahn and when he left the courthouse already a free person. A group of American women met him carrying placards with the words “you bastard!” Reporters were waiting for him in France. One of the lawyers of the American maid, Douglas Vigdor told reporters in France that a lot of women from different countries informed him that they wished to elaborate on the aggressiveness of the former head of the International Monetary Fund.