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Posted Monday, August 29, 2011
Strauss-Kahn makes farewell visit to IMF
By Agence France-Presse
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn visited the Fund
on Monday to bid farewell to his former colleagues following the dismissal of
sex assault charges.
|Former head of the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife
Anne Sinclair (R) leave their home in New York
on August 26, 2011.
An AFP correspondent saw Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair arrive in a
black Audi at the Washington-based global emergency lender, which the French
economist ran from 2007 until May, shortly after his arrest.
Strauss-Kahn, who last week walked free when the judge dismissed charges
alleging that he sexually assaulted and attempted to rape a hotel maid in New
York, wanted to make a last visit to his former headquarters in Washington.
"The former managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has indicated that, on a
personal visit to the Fund later today, he would like to have the opportunity to
say goodbye to staff," according to a staff memo obtained by AFP.
"All staff who would like to do so can meet with him this afternoon."
Strauss-Kahn, who was arrested in May, returned to his Washington residence on
Friday. He made no statement to journalists outside his home in an upscale
district of Washington, waving them away with his hand.
Strauss-Kahn, 62, resigned as the International Monetary Fund's managing
director after he was arrested and charged in May. He was replaced in July by
former French finance minister Christine Lagarde.
A New York judge approved a request by prosecutors to drop the case after they
said they could not pursue the charges because the accuser's lies had made it
impossible to prove her accusations beyond a reasonable doubt.
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