Dominique Strauss-Kahn is out of Rikers Island jail and either on his way to or already ensconced in the temporary apartment that will house him until he can find a permanent rental in New York. Here's a link to the release order signed today. According to Reuters, the former International Monetary Fund managing director was released from city jail "shortly before 4 p.m." It's a rainy day and rush hour, so it's anyone's guess when he'll make it to the temporary flat in lower Manhattan.
Strauss Kahn must stay inside the apartment under surveillance and armed guard, except for "one weekly religious observance, medical appointments, meetings with lawyers and court appearances, according to the release order approved by a judge Friday," reported NBC New York. His next court appearance is an arraignment set for June 6.
But Strauss-Kahn will only be able to stay in the corporate apartment for a few days, until he can find a more permanent residence. He was to move into the Bristol Plaza, on 65th Street, but the co-op board there reportedly filed a last-minute injunction to block him moving in. "“It was a [Bernie] Madoff kind of [media] circus,” his attorney, bill Taylor, told Bloomberg after today's release hearing. “The building made it known they didn’t want them.”