published Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Prosecutor: Former IMF leader indicted

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    In this May 16, 2011 file photo, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court. Strauss-Kahn, a wealthy French politician accustomed to high living and globe-trotting, wants off Rikers Island, a modern-day Bastille known as one of America's largest and roughest jail complexes. Behind bars on Rikers since Monday, the beleaguered IMF chief is scheduled to return to a Manhattan court on Thursday afternoon to again ask for bail on charges he sexually assaulted a hotel maid _ a move seemed certain to face vigorous opposition by prosecutors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)

JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

NEW YORK — A prosecutor in New York says a grand jury has indicted former IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn in connection with an alleged attack on a hotel maid.

The assistant district attorney did not specify the charge.

Strauss-Kahn was appearing before a judge Thursday in a bid for freedom while he awaited trial.

The former head of the International Monetary Fund arrived in the courtroom Thursday afternoon wearing a gray suit.

He turned to give a quick smile to supporters in the gallery that included a daughter and his wife, Anne Sinclair.

He has been behind bars since Saturday after he was accused of trying to rape a maid at a Manhattan hotel.

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