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France: Strauss-Kahn verdict shows "justice system works" - 'Carlton affair' lawyer01:07

France: Strauss-Kahn verdict shows "justice system works" - 'Carlton affair' lawyer

France, Lille
June 12, 2015 at 11:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

The acquittal of former IMF boss and one-time French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn of charges of 'aggravated pimping' shows that the "justice system works very well," said the lawyer of alleged pimp Dominique Alderweireld at a Lille criminal court on Friday.

The French court acquitted Strauss-Kahn, Alderweireld and the other defendants, with the exception of Rene Kojfer, of all charges. Kojfer, who was the former public relations officer at the Carlton hotel, was given a one-year suspended sentence.

Strauss-Kahn had been charged with 'aggravated pimping' and was accused of helping a Lille-based prostitution ring acquire sex workers. He denied the claims but reportedly admitted his involvement in orgies. Supplying or facilitating the supply of prostitutes is illegal in France despite the fact that soliciting them is not.

France: Strauss-Kahn verdict shows "justice system works" - 'Carlton affair' lawyer01:07
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The acquittal of former IMF boss and one-time French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn of charges of 'aggravated pimping' shows that the "justice system works very well," said the lawyer of alleged pimp Dominique Alderweireld at a Lille criminal court on Friday.

The French court acquitted Strauss-Kahn, Alderweireld and the other defendants, with the exception of Rene Kojfer, of all charges. Kojfer, who was the former public relations officer at the Carlton hotel, was given a one-year suspended sentence.

Strauss-Kahn had been charged with 'aggravated pimping' and was accused of helping a Lille-based prostitution ring acquire sex workers. He denied the claims but reportedly admitted his involvement in orgies. Supplying or facilitating the supply of prostitutes is illegal in France despite the fact that soliciting them is not.

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