Strauss-Kahn’s House Arrest to End
Manhattan prosecutors have agreed to end the house arrest of former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn following new revelations about a hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.
Mr. Strauss-Kahn is due in court Friday morning, when prosecutors are expected to also agree to end electronic monitoring. They will keep his passport as part of the change in bail terms, the person said.
The developments come as both prosecutors and his defense team prepared to raise questions about the credibility of Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s accuser, people close to the case said. Problems with the prosecution’s main witness are expected to be made public at the hearing before State Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus.
“The immediate future of the case remained unclear on Friday morning.” Indeed.