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Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn cleared in pimping trial

A French court has acquitted former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of procuring prostitutes for sex parties in France, Belgium and the US, the BBC reports.

He stood, alongside 13 co-defendants, charged with “aggravated pimping”.

Mr Strauss-Kahn has always denied knowing that some of the women who took part in orgies he attended were prostitutes.

The sexual habits of the former French presidential hopeful were at the centre of trial hearings in Lille in February.

The verdict brings to a close four years of legal proceedings against Mr Strauss-Kahn, including charges of attempted rape which were later dropped in 2012.

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