Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers filed a new application for his release in State Supreme Court on Wednesday night, reiterating their client’s earlier offer to put up $1 million cash bail and wear an ankle monitor. The new application also said that Mr. Strauss-Kahn would remain under 24-hour home confinement in the apartment recently rented by his wife, with an armed guard posted outside — presumably to ensure he stays inside. He also submitted a waiver of extradition, should the American authorities need to get him back from France.
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The judge, Justice Michael J. Obus of State Supreme Court in Manhattan, agreed to those conditions, also requiring $5 million bond to be posted.
The indictment charges Mr. Strauss-Kahn with a criminal sexual act in the first degree, attempted rape, sexual abuse in the first and third degrees, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree and forcible touching. Several of the charges are high-level felonies. The most serious carries up to 25 years in prison.
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Meanwhile, the search is on for his replacement.