IMF chief awaits arraignment on sex charges

CBC News

International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s New York City court appearance on sex charges has been postponed until Monday.

Strauss-Kahn, who had been considered a front-runner to vie for the French presidency next year under the Socialist Party banner, was expected to be arraigned Sunday after an alleged sexual assault on a maid at a New York City hotel.

But his lawyer William Taylor told reporters outside Manhattan Criminal Court on Sunday, "Our client willingly consented to a scientific and forensic examination tonight… at the request of the government, and in light of the hour we have agreed to postpone the arraignment until tomorrow morning."

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