London: French judges have said that former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was an 'effective and decisive' pimp who regularly hired prostitutes to 'satisfy his sexual needs'.
The damning claims were made after an investigation in the so-called Carlton Affair, in which Strauss-Kahn faces prison.
Details of the case against the 64-year-old were leaked to Le Figaro newspaper, following his indictment for 'aggravating pimping'.
During a failed attempt to have the charges dropped on December 19th in Douai, northern France, the court heard that Strauss-Kahn was at the centre of a well organised prostitution racket based out of the Carlton Hotel, in the nearby city of Lille, the Daily Mail reports.
It included a so called 'garconniere', a 'bachelor pad' in Paris which the married Strauss-Kahn would use to entertain his paid-for lovers, the report said.
Orgies are also said to have been held at luxury hotels all over the world, including in Washington DC, close to the IMF headquarters, the report added.
The report by Le Figaro said 'the judges felt that serious corroborating evidence make likely the effective and decisive participation of Strauss Kahn in acts of pimping.'