Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Strauss-Kahn argues that the "encounter" with the waitress was consensual

New York. .- Benjamin Brafman, a lawyer defending former French Minister of Industry and Economics, said that the alleged assault could have been a consensual relationship, as published in the New York Post. "The evidence, in our view, not consistent with a meeting by force," said Brafman, known for having represented in court proceedings to American music stars like Michael Jackson and rappers P.

Diddy and Jay-Z, and for being a controversial lawyer who uses all sorts of techniques in defense of their clients, even mourn before the jury. The African immigrant, 32, victim of an alleged assault and attempted rape by the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has not returned home nor been incorporated into the work, said his attorney, Jeff Shapiro.

The lawyer said, speaking to CNN, that since the incident last Saturday at the hotel where he works in New York, his client could not return home nor to return to their work. "He has no idea what will become of her in the future," Shapiro said that means about this woman, from which his identity is unknown and may have to testify about the alleged sexual assault he suffered on Saturday by the French economist and politician.

The lawyer for the victim, who is known to be an African immigrant, mother of a teenager and according to the New York press speak French and could be a Muslim, said "the trauma they have suffered in the hotel room is extraordinary" and now "needs to rest." The woman reported the hotel's security service the alleged sexual assault suffered by Dominique Strauss-Kahn also called for the press DSK, when he went to clean the room where he stayed and Monday identified him in a lineup organized by New York police.

The New York court judge handling the case, Melissa Jackson, on Tuesday denied bail petition of one million dollars requested by Brafman for his client to consider that could be a possibility of leakage of the country. France has no extradition treaty with the United States. Now try to keep everyone who was emerging as a possible French Socialist Party candidate for president in 2012, is sentenced to a penalty that could reach 25 years in prison.

Strauss-Kahn, who spent the weekend in jail in a police station in Harlem, was admitted Monday night at a known person cell in Rikers Island prison in New York, a huge complex of 162 hectares located in a square River Island East, and currently houses about 14,000 inmates. The economist and leader of the IMF still remain in custody at Rikers Island, scene of many movies and TV series like "Law & Order" - at least until Friday, when fixed the next date of hearing before the courts in which will decide whether you are indicted on charges of sexual abuse and attempted rape.

According to judicial sources, the hearing will be held Friday morning although it is unknown when that will occur. The same sources explained that "it is expected that from now until Friday, a grand jury vote on whether or not prosecuted DSK", while the prosecution stated that "only communicate if they voted or not for a charge formal.

" In the American legal system the grand jury or grand jury is a tribunal comprised of a group of between 16 and 23 citizens, whose function is to approve or not the indictment filed by prosecutors in the case of a felony. In felony cases in the U.S. has to be issued an indictment before the case goes to trial, says the organization on legal information Liftonline.

org. Likewise, the sources said that at the hearing on Friday, all parties will appear to notify the court whether the grand jury has voted to file formal charges against Strauss-Kahn.

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