Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn
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Strauss-Kahn released from house arrest

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released from house arrest and had his $6m (£3.7m) cash bail and bond returned, reports say.

Prosecutors are said to have agreed that Mr Strauss-Kahn should be freed "on his own recognisance," meaning he must simply promise to appear in court.

He is accused of sexually assaulting a maid in a New York hotel on 14 May.

But the case is reported to be close to collapse after serious doubts arose about the credibility of his accuser.

  • 01 Jul 2011