Yes, that's the head of the IMF. No, it wasn't for impoverishing a poor country. It was for something lewder.
Some dinner companions told me about this tonight. My first (non-serious) thought: Sarkozy's trying to knock Strauss-Kahn down so he can't run against Sarkozy in the next election. But the alleged assault took place in Manhattan and he was arrested by U.S. policy, so now we get to look forward to years of the French lecturing us on how prudish we are. Great. Or maybe not:
“He came out of the bathroom, fully naked, and attempted to sexually assault her,” Mr. Browne said.
That's pretty horrible, if true. Maybe we can trade him back for Polanski.