Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have avoided criminal charges after sexual assault accusation in the United States, but he's now facing a different set of troubles thanks to his involvement in another scandal back in home country. The former head of the International Monetary Fund is being questioned today, about his role in a suspected prostitution ring that supplied women to the guests at a luxury hotel in the city of Lille. Strauss-Kahn submitted himself for police interviews on Tuesday and can be held for 48 hours without being charged with a crime.
Strauss-Kahn has admitted to attending elaborate sex parties at the Carlton Hotel, as well as other parties in Paris and Washington, but that he did not know that the women involved where paid to be there. Going to a prostitute is not illegal France, but it is illegal to supply others with prostitutes. Also, an official in his position is not permitted to accept gifts of any kind from a company, which means if police can prove the the women were paid for by corporate funds, he could face bribery or fraud charges. Several other prominent businessmen and police officials in Lille have already been arrested in the case.