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Police question Dominique Strauss Kahn over prostitution ring

The former head of the IMF had requested that he be allowed to give his side of the story to police.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrives by car at a police station in Lille today
Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrives by car at a police station in Lille today
Image: AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

DOMINIQUE STRAUSS KAHN is being questioned by police in France this morning as part of an investigation into an alleged prostitution ring.

The former head of the International Monetary Fund had requested that he be allowed give his side of the story to police.

Police in the northern French city of Lille are investigating whether female prostitutes were supplied to luxury hotels in France and Belgium in a case which has already implicated police and other local officials.

Strauss Kahn is to be questioned about parties he attended at which prostitutes were present, French newspaper La Voix du Nord reports.

“He could easily have not known, because as you can imagine, at these kinds of parties you’re not always dressed, and I challenge you to distinguish a naked prostitute from any other naked women,” one of Strauss Kahn’s lawyers told a French radio station in December, the Associated Press reports.

Two men with ties to Strauss Kahn are  under preliminary investigation in France on charges which include organising a prostitution ring and misuse of corporate funds, according to The Associated Press.

Previously: Strauss-Kahn to be questioned over alleged links to ‘prostitution ring’ >

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