French court acquits former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn in vice case

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Posted: Jun 12, 2015 6:57 AM

LILLE, France (Reuters) - A French court on Friday acquitted former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of charges that he instigated sex parties with prostitutes.

The decision fits with a view expressed in February by the state prosecutor, who called for the 66 year-old to be acquitted because of a lack of proof.

It comes four years after separate sex assault accusations by a New York hotel maid ended Strauss-Kahn's ambitions to become president of France.

(Reporting by Pierre Savary; Editing by Andrew Callus)