- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The charges against ex-International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn over a hotel prostitution ring could soon be a thing of the past.

Prosecutors asked a judge to drop them, a lawyer for Mr. Strauss-Kahn said on Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. The attorney, Henri Leclerc, said the judge still makes the final decision.

Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s political aspirations for French president crumbled in the wake of a sexual scandal that saw him accused of trying to rape a New York City hotel maid. Those charges were dropped, but he was then implicated in another scandal — that he knowingly partied with prostitutes and paid for them.

His attorneys argue he didn’t know the women at the parties — which he knew were “libertine” get-togethers — were paid prostitutes, AP reported.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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