According to the NYPost, IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan was arrested Saturday on board the first class cabin of a New York-Paris flight as it was about to take off. Strauss-Kahn is now in police custody. No bailouts today.
“If there was any threat that the IMF would launch an SDR alternative to the USD, it is all over now.”
Police spokesman Paul Browne saiys the woman who filed the complaint against Strauss-Kahn, 62, was a 32-year-old chambermaid who fled the room after being attact by the IMF boss.
“Around noon today, a maid at the hotel knocked on the door of Strauss-Khan’s room. After letting the maid in, Strauss-Khan allegedly threw the maid on the room’s bed and forced her to perform oral sex on him,” police sources says.
“Strauss-Khan let the maid leave — and soon afterward, headed off to Kennedy Airport for his flight to Paris.”
“The NYPD realized he had fled, he had left his cell phone behind,” Browne says.
“We learned he was on an Air France plane. They held the plane and he was taken off and is now being held in police custody for questioning.”
The chambermaid was brought by EMS (emergency medical services) to the Roosevelt Hotel, where she was treated for minor injuries,according to the police spokesman.
Strauss-Kahn has not been officially charged with anything, yet.
This is not the first time the head of the bailout masters have been in a situation like this:
In 2008 Dominique Strauss-Kahn was investigated in Washington over an alleged fling with a former subordinate.
Allies of Mr Strauss-Kahn and some commentators dismissed the affair as another episode of hysteria by puritanical US institutions.
Luc Chatel, the government spokesman, said: “Dominique Strauss-Kahn has shown throughout this crisis that he was up to the task.”
The consensus among the Government and media, however, was that Mr Strauss-Kahn was foolish to risk breaching the strict rules of conduct in international organisations.
“The affair may well be ridiculous compared with the destiny of the world, but it touches the heart of the culture of the American Government and the IMF,” said Claude Askolo-vitch, the editor of Le Journal du Dimanche.
“It is less about sexual puritanism . . . than a deep horror of lies and conflict of interest.”
IMF have made the following short comment on today’s news:
Statement on IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Press Release No. 11/179
May 15, 2011
Ms. Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today:
“IMF Managing Director Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York City. Mr. Strauss-Kahn has retained legal counsel, and the IMF has no comment on the case; all inquiries will be referred to his personal lawyer and to the local authorities.
“The IMF remains fully functioning and operational.”
(I guess that means all bailout requests must now be adressed to Ms. Atkinson.)
”If there was any threat that the IMF would launch an SDR alternative to the USD, it is all over now.”
”Of course this will not be the first sexual misconduct for the head of the world’s global pseudo bail out organization: as a reminder back in 2008 the IMF hired a law firm to investigate whether its chief had an improper relationship with a female employee, Piroska Nagy. Back then he got off. This time he won’t (even though he did… in a way), and it appears that the IMF is about to lose its head, meaning the fate of literally unlimited bailout funding is now up in the air. Also, it appears that being head of major bureaucracy does not automatically mean getting head on an ad hoc, and involuntary basis. Lastly, we are stunned it was not Herman Von Rompuy or G-Pap on the receiving end.”
”Next up: we expect a letter from the IMF disclosing how the world will end if charges are pursued and if, heaven forbid, the IMF head is thrown in jail.”
”In the meantime, the website of the Smoking Gun must be on fire with one million bored Burssels bureaucrats awaiting the release of the IMF head’s mugshot.”
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