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Mr. Big Gets Indicted


The criminal justice system, which we are elsewhere assured is devoted to keeping the downtrodden in their place, must have flubbed it this afternoon when, on the say-so of a hotel maid, it indicted the (now former) head of the IMF.  Some excerpts of the CBS story:

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, his political career in shambles and his leadership of the IMF a memory, was formally indicted Thursday and made a new bid to get released from jail while he awaits trial on charges that he sexually abused a hotel maid....

His lawyers have promised that, if released, he won't flee to France. They have asked that Strauss-Kahn be placed under house arrest in New York, and wear an electronic device to monitor his movements.

Strauss-Kahn is charged with attacking a 32-year-old housecleaner Saturday afternoon at his Manhattan hotel suite. The West African immigrant told police that he chased her down a hallway, forced her to perform oral sex and tried to remove her stockings.

I of course have no idea what actually happened, but, as noted last night, a pretty good idea, courtesy of defense "experts," of what could get thrown up against the wall.

[Update:  Ashby Jones at WSJ Law Blog reports "DSK Granted Bail, Will Hike Outta Rikers" -- KS]

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