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French police question Strauss-Kahn

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French police question Strauss-Kahn
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • French writer Tristane Banon filed a criminal complaint against him in July
  • His attorney says police are interviewing Strauss-Kahn in connection with the Banon case
  • Strauss-Kahn has not been charged in the case, his attorney says
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Paris (CNN) -- French police questioned former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Monday in connection with an alleged attempted rape, one of his attorneys said.

French writer Tristane Banon filed a criminal complaint against the ex-IMF chief in July alleging attempted rape. Monday's interview involved that case, according to Henri Leclerc, one of Strauss-Kahn's lawyers. But Leclerc stressed that Strauss-Kahn has not been charged.

Strauss-Kahn returned to France last week after a months-long legal battle stemming from allegations made by a New York hotel maid.

Based largely on the testimony of his accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, a grand jury indicted Strauss-Kahn on seven counts -- two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, sexual abuse in the first degree, sexual abuse in the third degree, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, attempt to commit rape in the first degree and forcible touching.

Questions arose over the credibility of Diallo, prompting prosecutors to back off. In August, a New York judge waived the sexual assault charges against Strauss-Kahn.

 
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