Source: DA to Drop Charges Against DSK
He could go free Tuesday; accuser feels 'abandoned'
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2011 5:30 PM CDT
In this May 19, 2011 file photo, former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn listens to proceedings in his case in New York state Supreme Court, in New York.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool, File)

(Newser) – Prosecutors will ask a judge to drop all criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a court hearing on Tuesday, which could allow him to go free immediately, a source tells the New York Post. The Manhattan DA will seek dismissal because Nafissatou Diallo, the maid accusing Strauss-Kahn of rape, faces credibility problems and cannot convince a jury of his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The move for dismissal would likely be approved on the spot.

"When it's the DA asking for dismissal, it's never denied," says one veteran defense lawyer. Lawyers for Diallo expect prosecutors to tell her tomorrow that some or all charges against Strauss-Kahn are being dropped, the Daily Beast reports. Diallo, described as "depressed" by her lawyer and feeling "abandoned by the Manhattan district attorney," will still pursue her civil suit against Strauss-Kahn, the AP adds.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Source: Manhattan DA to Drop Charges Against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 2 of 2 comments
Aug 21, 2011 6:50 PM CDT
"will still pursue her civil suit against Strauss-Kahn" That's all the reason why you did this charade in the first place isn't it Nafissatou Diallo?
Aug 21, 2011 6:07 PM CDT
If you're rich enough (or your wife is) you can do anything....