Strauss-Kahn seeks comeback via conference circuit


Former IMF head Strauss-Kahn and Pupponi, Deputy Mayor of Sarcelles arrive at a polling station in the second round of the 2012 French presidential elections in SarcellesPARIS (Reuters) – Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief whose French presidential ambitions were shattered by a sex scandal last year, is making a comeback in business and at conferences. The 63-year-old Strauss-Kahn was accused of trying to rape a New York hotel maid in May 2011. He protested his innocence and criminal charges against him were dropped, though civil proceedings by the woman are still pending. …

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