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Former-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces pimping charges

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Former-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces pimping charges

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Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to face trial on pimping charges.

The 64-year-old former French Presidential hopeful has been under investigation in the case since 2012.

Strauss-Kahn said he wasn’t aware that the women at sex parties he attended were prostitutes.

He will be judged by a French criminal court for ‘aggravated pimping’. He was given the more serious charge as more than one woman was involved.

Under French law it covers encouraging or aiding prostitution. The crime carries a maximum 10 year jail sentence and a fine of 1.5 million euros.

The case has become known as the Carlton affair, after the hotel in Lille where the events were said to have taken place.