Dominique Strauss-Kahn Will Seek Bail, Again


Rikers Island must be less than accommodating for the needs of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.  News comes today that Strauss-Kahn will do just about anything to be granted bail.  The fact this man is a flight-risk, and a mjor one, should give all pause when thinking this issue over.  Strauss-Kahn could have just acted like a gentleman in the first place, and never seen the inside of Rikers Island.

Lawyers for Mr. Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund who is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper, filed papers on Wednesday asking a judge to release him on bail.

Shawn P. Naunton, the lawyer who drafted the bail application, indicated that Mr. Strauss-Kahn would be willing to be confined to a location in Manhattan, wear an electronic ankle bracelet to monitor his movements and post $1 million bail in cash.

The request will be heard at 2:15 p.m. Thursday by Justice Michael J. Obus of State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

The lawyers’ action, while not unexpected, was unusual in its timing; such requests are usually made after defendants learn whether they have been indicted. Mr. Strauss-Kahn will not know if he has been indicted until Friday.

The move also indicates the urgency with which the lawyers are trying to free Mr. Strauss-Kahn, who has been in protective custody on Rikers since Monday, when a Criminal Court judge denied him bail.

The application suggests that Mr. Strauss-Kahn would be subjected to 24-hour home confinement, though it does not specify how that would be enforced or where he would be staying.

One thought on “Dominique Strauss-Kahn Will Seek Bail, Again

  1. Wendy

    Whether or not Strauss Kahn is guilty,only time will tell,but if he is indeed,then much harm would already been done to IMF’s image.It might be one of those allegations to ruin the image of such a powerful person,but IMF can surely move on without Kahn if and when justice is finally done.

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