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Strauss-Kahn prosecutor stands firm

The chief prosecutor in the attempted rape trial of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has rejected calls to stand down, the BBC reported. Lawyers for the alleged victim accused Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance of undermining their case by leaking damaging information about her. But a spokeswoman for Vance said the claims were “wholly without merit”. Meanwhile, Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers said they were not discussing a plea bargain, the New York Times reports. The former IMF chief denies sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York on 14 May, and was recently freed from house arrest in the city.

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