French court acquits fmr IMF chief of ‘pimping’

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A French court acquitted Dominique Strauss Kahn of helping orchestrate sex parties with prostitutes. CCTV’s Kate Parkinson filed this report from Paris on how the verdict ends a four-year legal battle for Strauss-Kahn.

French court acquits former IMF chief of \'aggravated pimping

French court acquits former IMF chief of \'aggravated pimping

A French court acquitted Dominique Strauss Kahn of helping orchestrate sex parties with prostitutes. CCTV's Kate Parkinson filed this report from Paris on how the verdict ends a four-year legal battle for Strauss-Kahn.

Highlights:

  • Dominique Strauss Kahn, faced up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $1.7 million dollars if convicted of “aggravated pimping.”
  • French officials charged him with procuring prostitutes for sex parties-some of which took place at this hotel in Lille, in northern France.
  • Strauss-Khan admitted that he took part in the orgies, but denied knowing that some of the women there were prostitutes.
  • The sex scandals have cost Strauss-Khan his job at the IMF, his expected run for the French presidency and his marriage.