Saturday, November 26, 2011

Strauss-Kahn Lawyer: It may Have Been a Set-Up

Ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn's lawyer is suggesting that a political plot could have been behind sex assault charges that brought down DSK, according to AFP.

Washington attorney William Taylor referred to an upcoming investigative article in the New York Review of Books as evidence.

"We cannot now exclude the likelihood that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was the target of a deliberate effort to destroy him as a political force," Taylor said in a statement.

The article, an advanced copy of which was provided to AFP, analyzes key card data and other records from the New York Sofitel where Strauss-Kahn was staying when he allegedly sexually assaulted a room maid on May 14.
The article, due to be published on Saturday, notably questions whether a missing BlackBerry phone had been hacked by Strauss-Kahn's political rivals.

It quotes unnamed sources close to Strauss-Kahn saying that he had been warned in a text message the day of his arrest that an email he'd sent to his wife from the BlackBerry had been read at the offices of Sarkozy's UMP party in Paris.
The article also reports that a security camera caught the hotel's head engineer, Brian Yearwood, high-fiving another man and appearing to dance in celebration, near to the maid, as she awaited the arrival of police.

Taylor said the article by investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein poses "serious questions concerning behavior of officials" at Sofitel and at its parent Accor Group.

Epstein is a very solid investigative reporter, looks like we are going to get more beef added to the early suspicions (The Case for IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn Being Set-Up) I had, right from the outset, about the DSK case.



  2. What? A behind the scenes political conspiracy in this modern age of transparency? Surely that would only be possible were some dark rightwing force to be the culprit. The French don't tolerate such damaging forces within their enlightened and proudly progressive society.
    No doubt this twisted little man is entirely guilty as charged and for you to suggest otherwise exposes you to charges of libel. Were you to be based in a properly managed nation, you sir, would be properly subject to appropriate civil sanction.

  3. I'm sure it was a setup...Our Owners wanted someone media-type respectable as head of the Internation Counterfeit Racket...They tried Hitlery Klinton as a trail balloon but chose that babbling socialist parasite Lagarde instead.