Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s legal troubles probably won’t be over even if the Stateside case against him is dropped. The Parisian prosecutor’s office has begun looking into an attempted-rape charge filed by journalist Tristane Banon, stemming from a 2002 incident. (The Parisian statute of limitations for such a crime is ten years.) Banon’s attorney says there is “physical” evidence in the case, though the nature of it is unclear. Whatever else ends up happening, the case will at the very least make any attempt by DSK to return to politics more difficult than Socialist Party loyalists had hoped, after news that the case here against him was crumbling.
Paris prosecutor to investigate new Strauss-Kahn case [Reuters]
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