NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge remanded IMF
chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in custody Monday on charges he
sexually assaulted a hotel maid.
Strauss-Kahn is due to reappear in court on May 20.
Prosecutors has said they were concerned that Strauss-Kahn
might flee to France if released. Defense lawyers said
Strauss-Kahn denied the charges against him.
Strauss-Kahn was pulled off a Paris-bound plane Saturday
and charged with a criminal sexual act, attempted rape and
unlawful imprisonment Sunday in a scandal that appeared to
wreck his hopes of running for president of France.
The allegations have also raised questions about
Strauss-Kahn's ability to remain in the top job at the
International Monetary Fund, based in Washington.
(Reporting by Basil Katz; editing by Michelle Nichols)
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