Ex-IMF chief moved to townhouse in New York

By REUTERS
May 26, 2011 05:02

 
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NEW YORK - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was moved on Wednesday from a temporary apartment to a luxurious townhouse in New York's TriBeCa neighborhood where he will await trial under around-the-clock armed guard on charges that he tried to rape a hotel maid.

Strauss-Kahn, who had been expected to be a serious contender to be the next president of France before his arrest, was rushed late on Wednesday to a waiting sport utility vehicle that whisked him to a posh two-story townhouse on a cobblestoned street in TriBeCa, a source close to the case said.

Strauss-Kahn was released on $1 million cash bail and $5 million insurance bond on Friday and taken temporarily to an apartment in New York's financial district after attempts to rent a luxury apartment elsewhere in the city fell through.

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