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French court to decide whether to drop pimping charges against Strauss-Kahn

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment building in Paris. French judges decided Wednesday, Dec.19, 2012 not to drop aggravated pimping charges against Strauss-Kahn. His lawyer says he will appeal. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
December 18, 2012 - 9:04 PM

PARIS - A French court is deciding whether to drop preliminary charges of aggravated pimping against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

His lawyers have argued the investigating judges in the case are biased. The case revolves around a suspected luxury prostitution ring in northern France.

A court in the French city of Douai is expected to decide Wednesday whether to maintain the preliminary charges.

Strauss-Kahn's lawyers say he attended "libertine" gatherings but didn't know some women present were paid.

The case is one part of an intercontinental legal saga that exposed Strauss-Kahn's active sex life and buried his French presidential ambitions.

Strauss-Kahn reached a settlement in New York last week with a hotel maid who accused of him of trying to rape her in May 2011.

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