Socialist IMF Chief Arrested in NYC for Sex Crimes

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is not only a socialist, he’s also a sexual predator. He was arrested at JFK airport and dragged off his flight to Paris and charged with a criminal sexual act, attempted rape, and unlawful imprisonment after allegedly assaulting a chambermaid in a New York City hotel.

Mr. Strauss-Kahn, 62, who was widely expected to become the Socialist candidate for the French presidency, was apprehended by detectives of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the first-class section of the jetliner, and immediately turned over to detectives from the Midtown South Precinct, officials said.

The New York Police Department arrested Mr. Strauss-Kahn at 2:15 a.m. Sunday “on charges of criminal sexual act, attempted rape, and an unlawful imprisonment in connection with a sexual assault on a 32-year-old chambermaid in the luxury suite of a Midtown Manhattan hotel yesterday” about 1 p.m., Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the department’s chief spokesman, said.

Strauss-Kahn was investigated in the past for improper conduct, according to the Bangor Daily News.

Strauss-Kahn was briefly investigated in 2008 over whether he had an improper relationship with a subordinate female employee. The IMF board found his actions “regrettable” and said they “reflected a serious error of judgment.”

Well, if France’s socialists are anything like America’s democrats, this should have no bearing on Strauss-Kahn’s presidential campaign.

Via Scared Monkeys, via memeorandum

Update: The Other McCain points out the irony of the socialist IMF chief staying at a $3,000 per night luxury hotel room. Not to mention the first class seat he was yanked out of.

Update 2: Not at all funny: There’s a chance this guy could be granted immunity!