More DSK Scandal: French Police Chief Allegedly Flew Prostitutes to New York for Orgies

 French prosecutors may have dropped Tristane Banon's rape charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, but the scandals just won't quit. During an undercover prostitution sting in France, officials have uncovered information that Jean-Christophe Lagarde, a police chief who hoped to work for DSK if he became president, hired prostitutes and organized orgies for DSK while he was IMF chief, including flying prostitutes to New York. Daily Mail:

French judges are aware that Mr Lagarde, a departmental commissioner in France's national police force, had discussed setting up a protection unit for Mr Strauss-Kahn if he became President of France.


The highly-respected Sunday paper, which has seen inquiry documents, said that Mr Lagarde also accompanied prostitutes to New York, where Mr Strauss-Kahn was working as IMF chief.

Strauss-Kahn is likely to be interviewed as a witness in the prostitution sting, which has already taken down five men for "procuring prostitutes, organized conspiracy in criminal acts, and money laundering." LaGarde "expects to be taken into custody" over the allegations. 


But a prostitute has also told them that the pair organised an orgy in the spring of 2010 'in a duplex suite of a luxury central Paris hotel', according to the Journal du Dimanche (JDD) newspaper.


According to the JDD, the illegal prostitute racket not only provided girls for luxury French hotels like the Carlton in Lille, but also ones in the U.S.


They are thought to have been selected for Mr Strauss-Kahn by Dominique Alderweireld, a 62-year-old 'pimp' nicknamed 'Dodo', who made a number of trips to see Mr Strauss-Kahn in New York. He has since been arrested.



AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at October 17, 2011, 4:47am

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