This is much more in line with the type of sex scandal that most imagined Strauss-Kahn would be involved in. The rape charges always sounded beyond anything most would have expected from DSK. Even now those charges sound like a set up. Prostitution rings, however, sound a lot more believable.
DSK's political career was already dead, but now it's being buried six feet under. The previous scandal from New York somehow liberated a few people to go after him in a way that never would have happened a few years ago. It's not necessarily a bad thing, and this may be payback time for someone that he sunk in the past. Having politicians who are not above the law is never a bad thing.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, has been formally placed under arrest by French police investigating an alleged prostitution ring. The 62-year-old socialist politician turned himself in at 8.55am on Tuesday in the northern French city of Lille and is being held for questioning over allegations that he aided the procurement of prostitutes and benefited from fraud. Detectives want to ascertain whether Strauss-Kahn, a former French presidential hopeful, knew that the women he had sex with at orgies in Paris and Washington were prostitutes and if he was aware how they were paid. It is alleged the money came from the corporate funds of a major French construction company.It's hard to believe that only a few months back, DSK was the leading candidate and expected to route Sarkozy in the spring presidential elections. Not that these latest charges are shocking in any way, but it's still quite a fall from grace.