Strauss-Kahn to serve as economic advisor for Serbia despite 'pimping' charges in France

Last Updated: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 10:20 hrs

Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn will reportedly serve as an economic advisor for the Serbian government despite facing aggravated pimping charges in France.

Strauss-Kahn's pimping case revolves around an alleged hotel prostitution ring in France and centers on whether he was aware that he was partying with prostitutes and whose money was used to pay them.

According to the New York Post, Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has confirmed that Strauss-Kahn will advise him, the Prime Minister and the finance minister over restructuring the large foreign debt of the country, adding that the charges against him does not have any bearing over his reputation as a financial expert.

According to Vucic, to claim that the charges would tarnish Strauss-Kahn's reputation as a financial expert would be as illogical as saying that Pablo Picasso's abilities as a painter should be judged by his unfair treatment of some of the women and children in his life.

The report mentioned that no trial date has been set for Strauss-Khan, along with 13 other people, in France, adding that the case put the former IMF chief back in the spotlight after his arrest in New York in May 2011, based on sexual assault allegations. (ANI)

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