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International Bankers and Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys

Posted on: May 21, 2011 at 12:17 a.m.

There are plenty of people protesting large global financial institutions, but normally those protests are over government bailouts, corporate greed or some other major financial problem. However, former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York for attempted rape. Strauss-Kahn was actually taken off of a plane where he was supposed to be flying back to Europe. He was freed from jail after a judge agreed on a $1 million bail on the condition that he be confined to a New York City apartment under armed guard while awaiting trial. The 62 year old banker and international political figure is married and was placed in Rikers Island jail prior to his release. He will not only have to post the full $1 million bail, but will also have to take out a $5 million insurance bond. A trial date was not set, but as any Los Angeles Sex Crime Attorney will tell you, just being out of prison is a relief. Strauss-Kahn is accused of attacking a 32 year old housekeeper at his $3,000 a night hotel suite. The West African immigrant told police that he had chased her down a hallway, forced her to perform oral sex and tried to remove her stockings. The man spent nearly a week behind bars, primarily at Rikers, after a judge denied him bail when originally arrested. The prosecutors in the case claimed he might be a flight risk who would attempt to flee to France and escape justice like U.S. film director Roman Polanski.

The surrounding issues in this case are immense, because the banker is not a U.S. citizen, he is an extremely public figure, he knows some of the most powerful figures in the world and he even predicted someone would falsely accuse him of rape. In a situation like this, having an extremely experienced and successful lawyer defending you could be the difference between decades in prison and freedom. The man has already had his name soiled by this situation, all he can be concerned with is his freedom. This man also needs a lawyer who is not concerned with politics, the media or the general public, only keeping him out of jail. A skilled attorney can help by being an ally when everyone else has fled.

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