Ex-IMF chief gets bail in NYC sex-assault case

In this May 16, 2011 file photo, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)
May 19, 2011 1:33:23 PM PDT
Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn will return to a New York City jail pending his release on bail.

Strauss-Kahn is charged with trying to rape a hotel maid and is likely to spend one more night at Rikers Island jail.

A judge set bail at $1 million Thursday, and approved an elaborate arrangement under which the 62-year-old diplomat and banker would be confined to a private apartment in Manhattan and monitored by armed guards.

Strauss-Kahn will also have to take out a $5 million insurance bond.

Prosecutors have said he should remain behind bars.

Strauss-Kahn resigned his IMF post late Wednesday.


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