Notable events in the life of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former leader of the International Monetary Fund accused of trying to rape a hotel maid in New York:
_ April 25, 1949: Strauss-Kahn is born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Spends early years in Morocco.
_ 1981: Appointed deputy commissioner of the Economic Planning Agency.
_ 1986: Elected to Parliament in the Val-d'Oise district north of Paris. Goes on to become mayor of Sarcelles, a working-class immigrant suburb.
_ 1988: Chairs the Finance Commission of Parliament.
_ 1991: Serves as minister of industry and international trade. Participates in Uruguay Round of trade negotiations.
_ 1993: Works in the private sector as a corporate lawyer.
_ 1997: Serves as minister of economy, finance and industry of France through 1999. Manages launch of the euro and represents France on the board of governors for financial institutions including the International Monetary Fund.
_ 2000: Teaches economics at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and is named visiting professor at California's Stanford University. Personal adviser to secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
_ 2006: Runs for the Socialist Party's nomination for the French presidential election; finishes second in primary.
_ 2007: Novelist Tristane Banon claims that Strauss-Kahn had attempted to force sexual relations with her during a 2002 interview with him.
_ 2007: Assumes office as the 10th managing director of the IMF.
_ 2008: Apologizes to IMF staff after accusations of a sexual relationship with a subordinate but says he did not abuse his position. IMF board finds the relationship was consensual.
_ May 14, 2011: Is accused by a maid at a Times Square hotel of sexually assaulting her and is arrested at Kennedy Airport after boarding a flight to Paris.
_ May 16: Is denied bail by a Manhattan judge until next court date on attempted rape and other charges.
_ May 18: Resigns from the IMF. Investigators cut piece of carpet from hotel room in search for DNA evidence.
_ May 19: Judge sets bail at $1 million and orders Strauss-Kahn confined to private apartment monitored by armed guards.
_ May 20: Posts $1 million cash bail and is released from jail.
_ May 24: People familiar with the case tell The Associated Press that DNA taken from Strauss-Kahn matches material on maid's uniform.
_ May 25: Moves to more permanent location in lower Manhattan for house arrest.
_ June 6: Formally says he is innocent of attempted rape.
_ June 30: People familiar with the case tell the AP that prosecutors are questioning the accuser's credibility and are seeking to reduce Strauss-Kahn's bail.
Sources: International Monetary Fund, ESRI, TeleAtlas