Paris: Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn faced trial on Monday in France in a case of allegedly procuring prostitutes. In the trial Kahn faces up to 10 years of imprisonment and fine upto $1.7 million if convicted.
The investigators alleged that he knew he was dealing with prostitutes while taking part in sex parties in Paris, Lille and Washington from 2008 to 2011.
His Prosecutors alleged that charges of procuring, or pimping, are applicable because, under the French legal definition, it extends to any activity seen as facilitating prostitution.
The judicial investigators also alleged that Kahn allowed his rented apartment to be used for sex parties involving prostitutes and he himself was involved in organizing the events.