IMF Chief Makes New Plea for Bail

Strauss-Kahn could be out tomorrow if judge agrees
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2011 7:00 PM CDT
Dominique Strass-Kahn Could Be Free on Bail Tomorrow If Judge Accepts New Deal
Dominique Strauss-Kahn waits to be arraigned Monday.   (AP Photo/Shannon Stapleton, Pool)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn could be released on bail tomorrow if a judge accepts a new deal, and his attorneys think he has a decent shot. The IMF chief would post $1 million and agree to stay at his Manhattan residence while wearing an electronic bracelet and under the watch of a private security firm, report CNN and ABC News. A hearing is set for tomorrow afternoon.

Meanwhile, the 32-year-old maid he is accused of raping testified before a grand jury today. "I want her to feel safe," says her attorney of DSK's possible bail arrangement. "To the extent that his freedom would impair her feeling of safety, that would deeply concern me." In another development, investigators cut a swatch of carpet from the hotel room in their hunt for forensic evidence. Click to read about DSK being put under a suicide watch at Rikers. (More IMF stories.)

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