Strauss-Kahn lawyers complain about police leaks

Reuters News
Posted: May 26, 2011 12:05 PM
Strauss-Kahn lawyers complain about police leaks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn say they have information that could "gravely undermine the credibility" of the hotel maid who has accused him of trying to rape her.

In a letter to Manhattan prosecutors, Strauss-Kahn's lawyers, William Taylor and Ben Brafman, complained about New York police leaking information about the case to the media and expressed concern about his right to a fair trial.

Strauss-Kahn, who is under house arrest in New York, has denied charges of a criminal sexual act, attempted rape, sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching.

Strauss-Kahn, who resigned as managing director of the International Monetary Fund after his arrest, is due to appear in court again on June 6. He faces 25 years in prison.

(Reporting by Basil Katz and Michelle Nichols, Editing by Sandra Maler)