Strauss-Kahn getting to work on his trial defence

City A.M. Reporter
FALLEN IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn worked on his defence against sexual assault charges yesterday at a Manhattan apartment where he is under house arrest following release from jail.

Under strict bail conditions, Strauss-Kahn, 62, was not allowed to step outside the apartment at 71 Broadway, in the heart of New York’s financial district.

The building itself was besieged by US camera crews with satellite TV trucks and a contingent of French journalists. The impressive tower – a stone’s throw from New York’s oldest church and the New York Stock Exchange – even quickly made it onto the New York tourist route.

Tourist buses yesterday could be heard highlighting “on your right is the building where the IMF chief is now under house arrest”.