August 24, 2011

Ex IMF Chief's charges dismissed, What next?

Ex - IMF chief with JK in Dar, March 2008 during CHANGES MEETING



Nafissatou Diallo, (33)


The coda to one of New York’s most gripping and erratic criminal dramas lasted all of 12 minutes.
A prosecutor spoke first, quickly summarizing what had been obvious for weeks: the Manhattan district attorney’s office had little confidence in its case, and even less trust in the accuser it had initially championed. A defense lawyer was next, saying simply, “We do not oppose the motion.”
Then the judge spoke.
And just like that, the sexual-assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn was dismissed Tuesday, bringing an abrupt end to what had been a three-month episodic criminal investigation, each chapter offering a sensational twist on the underlying storyline: Mr. Strauss-Kahn, a man of international power and prestige, was accused of sexually assaulting an immigrant hotel housekeeper after she entered his suite to clean it.
The dismissal order issued by Justice Michael J. Obus of State Supreme Court in Manhattan brought some semblance of legal vindication to Mr. Strauss-Kahn, 62, after his stunning and embarrassing arrest more than three months ago. He was taken into custody on May 14 aboard an Air France jet at Kennedy International Airport, and then appeared disheveled and in handcuffs before news cameras.
After the hearing Tuesday, Mr. Strauss-Kahn issued his first statement since his arrest, characterizing the criminal inquiry as “a nightmare for me and my family” and thanking the judge, his own wife, Anne Sinclair, and family and other supporters.
He added, “Finally, we are obviously gratified that the district attorney agreed with my lawyers that this case had to be dismissed,” and said he looked “forward to returning to our home and resuming something of a more normal life.”
One of Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers, Benjamin Brafman, said he expected his client to go to Washington, where he and his wife have owned a home for several years, to straighten out some personal matters.
“Until today, it was very hard to plan Dominique’s future,” Mr. Brafman said, noting that the prospect of many months of preparation and trial had loomed large. “You can think about what you want to do, but you had the threat of prison hanging over your head.”
For the accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, a 33-year-old Guinean immigrant, the result caps a precipitous fall. Prosecutors initially portrayed her as a credible and powerful witness, but then said that her myriad lies about her past — including a convincing, emotional but ultimately fraudulent account of being gang-raped by soldiers in Guinea — ended up undermining the case.

Source: New York Times

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With reported pockets of fighting remaining in Tripoli on Wednesday, the whereabouts of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi were still not known.
Rebels seized Gadhafi’s vast compound on Tuesday. Celebratory gunfire was virtually nonstop as rebels streamed in and out of the compound, many leaving with weapons and ammunition seized from the complex.
A senior NATO official warned that the war "is not over yet, although it's close."
"We continue to watch for flare-ups from around the country, where there are still going to be pockets of resistance," the official said. "We are also watching the chemical weapons and Scud missiles to make sure they are not used in the endgame."
Here are the latest developments:
[Updated 4:55 a.m. ET, 10:55 a.m. Wednesday in Libya] Russia will consider establishing relations with the Libyan "insurgents" if they have enough strength to consolidate the country on a democratic footing, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.
[Updated 4:35 a.m. ET, 10:37 a.m. Wednesday in Libya] In addition to casualties among rebel and government forces, civilians have also been wounded, "which is quite a concern for us," said Robin Waudo, spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Tripoli. He said he was not able to release a casualty toll.
Waudo also said some health workers are not coming to work because of the precarious situation in Tripoli.
[Updated 3:37 a.m. ET, 9:37 a.m. Wednesday in Libya] CNN's Matthew Chance says pro-Gadhafi guards who had been in the Rixos hotel's lobby armed with assault rifles have largely disappeared from the lobby. But he said international journalists are still not able to leave the hotel.
A meeting of international leaders Wednesday would focus on organizing aid for Libya. The meeting will include officials from the National Transitional Council, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Italy, France, the United Kingdom and Turkey, said Mahmoud Jibril of the NTC. The aid money would go toward paying salaries for Libyans and covering medical treatment for those injured in the fighting, he said.
Rebels fully controlled the airport but were struggling to control an area east of it early Wednesday. The unexpected resistance caused them to speculate that loyalists could be protecting a high-profile figure in the vicinity.

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