Being well-known as the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Presidential candidate of the Socialist Party next year, but Dominique Strauss-Kahn's reputation with women gave him the nickname “"the great seducer”. Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who has been seen as a contender in France's 2012 presidential election, had made ashamed scandal of attempting to rape a chambermaid at Sofitel hotel in Manhattan, New York. The IMF head was arrested on May 11 and is being detained at New York's notorious Rikers Island prison. Polices believe that if the charges are not quickly dropped, they could destroy Strauss-Kahn’s chances in a presidential race which is starting to heat up.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a French economist, lawyer, and politician, and a member of the Socialist Party of France. His political career began in the 1980s when he was elected as a member of parliament.
In 1991, Strauss-Kahn was appointed to be Junior Minister for Industry and Foreign Trade in Édith Cresson's social-democrat government
Strauss-Kahn became Minister of Economy and Finance from 1997 to 1999. He was one of the most powerful ministers in the government of Prime Minister Lionel Jospin during the time.
Strauss-Kahn was elected to be the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2007
Strauss-Kahn married to his third wife the American-born French journalist Anne Sinclair in 1991
Strauss-Kahn has been criticized after the publication of a photo captured in Paris showing him and his wife around a luxury Porsche car which is not appropriate for a Socialist Party member
Until recently, Strauss-Kahn has been expected to become the Presidential candidate of the Socialist Party next year.
IMF head was arrested on May 11 for his ashamed scandal of attempting to rape a chambermaid at Sofitel hotel in Manhattan.
The luxurious Sofitel hotel in Manhattan
This is the $3000-a-night suite 2086 of the Sofitel in midtown Manhattan where Strauss-Kahn was charged by the Sofitel’s chambermaid
IMF's Strauss-Kahn Appears in New York Court on May 16
New York's notorious Rikers Island prison is the place where IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being detained
IMF chief’s scandal have been splashed across the front pages of newspapers worldwide