Wednesday, May 18, 2011

IMF denies having "maintained contact" with Strauss-Kahn after arrest

Washington. .- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today denied having "had contact" with its managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, "since his arrest" on Saturday in New York accused of sexually assaulting a waitress at the hotel where he was staying. However, the IMF spokesman William Murray, acknowledged in a statement today that "obviously, it is important to contact him in due time." He indicated that the Fund is aware of the widespread speculation on the situation of the Managing Director, "but has" no comment to add more to the IMF Executive Board was informed informally of the events after his arrest.

" The Fund said in its brief statement that it "continues to monitor developments." "Meanwhile, John Lipsky remains as interim managing director and it continues with its normal work," concluded the note. The head of the IMF was arrested last Saturday while he was at the airport John F.

New York Kennedy aboard an Air France plane that was moving to Paris to attend after a meeting in Brussels on Monday with ministers from the European Union (EU). This afternoon, the New York Department of Corrections reported that Dominique Strauss-Kahn is under special surveillance in New York's Rikers Prison where he is boarding while awaiting trial before the fear of attempting suicide.

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