NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors aren't saying what their next move will be now that they have found the New York hotel housekeeper who accused former IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault had a history of lying.
Some legal experts say prosecutors will all but have to abandon the case because the accuser's credibility is seriously dented. But at least one former high-level prosecutor thinks the case isn't doomed.
Prosecutors could go ahead with the current charges, reduce them or try to negotiate a plea deal. It's unclear whether the former International Monetary Fund leader would entertain one.
Or prosecutors could ask a judge to dismiss the case, as Strauss-Kahn's lawyers have called on them to do.
Strauss-Kahn has been released from house arrest. He's due back in court July 18.
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