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Friday, July 01, 2011

Strauss-Kahn Case Seen as in Jeopardy - NYTimes.com

Strauss-Kahn Case Seen as in Jeopardy - NYTimes.com: "“It is a mess, a mess on both sides,” one official said.

According to the two officials, the woman had a phone conversation with an incarcerated man within a day of her encounter with Mr. Strauss-Kahn in which she discussed the possible benefits of pursuing the charges against him. The conversation was recorded.

That man, the investigators learned, had been arrested on charges of possessing 400 pounds of marijuana. He is among a number of individuals who made multiple cash deposits, totaling around $100,000, into the woman’s bank account over the last two years. The deposits were made in Arizona, Georgia, New York and Pennsylvania.

The investigators also learned that she was paying hundreds of dollars every month in phone charges to five companies. The woman had insisted she had only one phone and said she knew nothing about the deposits except that they were made by a man she described as her fiancé and his friends."

1 comment:

Keir said...

What did New York's mayor say? If he didn't want to be escorted through a throng of reporters in handcuffs- tired, dishevelled, unshaven and hungry- he shouldn't have done the crime? Looks like maybe he didn't do the crime. Looks like Bloomberg is not a fan of due process or any of the other little hallmarks laid down in our common law since 1215. Will he be apologising? I would be most surprised as my impression of American politicians is that they will say anything, go on TV to do anything, and disseminate obscene photos of themselves to all and sundry electronically and never apologise for their "mistakes" until enough people have been damaged by their irresponsibility.
And as for the American press! The New York Post headline referring to the man read "Frog!". I live just outside Dachau and to read such an obscene, derogatory title in the press of a civilised country strikes me as a return to the demagoguery of Der Stuermer. How can Americans allow this in this day and age?

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