DSK Case Unraveling

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

This, by far, looks like the biggest problem:


Since her initial allegation on May 14, the accuser has repeatedly lied, one of the law enforcement officials said. According to the two officials, the woman had a phone conversation with an incarcerated man within a day of her encounter with Mr. Strauss-Kahn in which she discussed the possible benefits of pursuing the charges against him. The conversation was recorded. 

 That man, the investigators learned, had been arrested on charges of possessing 400 pounds of marijuana. He is among a number of individuals who made multiple cash deposits, totaling around $100,000, into the woman's bank account over the last two years. The deposits were made in Arizona, Georgia, New York and Pennsylvania.

More later. Behave yourselves. The banhammer will come quick. 

MORE: It's worth checking out the letter from the DA to the defense. There's some discrepancy about past claims of gang rape. The letter is pretty clear about when this charge was made, and how it unraveled. 

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/07/dsk-case-unraveling/241345/