"Perfect example of the "caviar left."" Der Spiegel, 3/31/11
5/15/11, "France in shock as IMF chief charged with sex assault," Reuters
"Strauss-Kahn was charged with a criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment and attempted rape, moving him from luxurious hotel suite and a glittering public career to scandal and a bare holding cell in New York's tough Harlem neighborhood in the space of a few hours.
The contrast could barely have been more dramatic. At the Sofitel, Strauss-Kahn's suite had a conference room, living room, foyer, spacious marble bathroom and a bedroom with a sumptuous king-sized bed and feather and down duvet.
While he was locked up in Harlem on Sunday, the maid identified him from a police lineup that included five other men, a police spokesman said.
Police say Strauss-Kahn does not have diplomatic immunity from the charges, which if proven could carry a prison sentence of 15 to 20 years. They have collected DNA evidence from the hotel suite, The New York Times reported.
The IMF said Strauss-Kahn had been in New York on private business. He has hired New York lawyer Benjamin Brafman, a seasoned defense attorney who has successfully represented several celebrities."...
via Drudge Report, Reuters photo, Sunday, May 15, 2011