الاثنين، 23 مايو، 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Ask for Bail; Alleged Victim Testifies


Moments after the hotel chamber maid who has accused IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault finished testifying before a grand jury today in New York, lawyers for the French politician said they would seek to have him freed on bail Thursday.
Strauss-Kahn's attorneys are busy constructing a new bail package to present to a judge as early as Thursday morning in the hopes of springing their client from pretrial detention.
Strauss-Kahn is currently in protective isolation and on suicide watch in a 11 foot-by-13 foot cell at New York's notorious Riker's Island jail, where has been since Monday when a court determined he was a flight risk and denied him bail.
His lawyers initially proposed a $1 million bail package that was rejected by the court.
Today a new offer that was said to add a private monitoring firm, an electronic bracelet and a guard to the package was put together. The cash component of the bail package remained at $1 million dollars, but the

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