Dominique Strauss-Kahn: a man of passion

Having been lowered to the lowest, Dominique Strauss-Kahn can rise again.
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"I want to I was treated like any other person, afford a nine adultery" - once remarked Dominique Strauss-Kahn during the deployment around the grand sex scandal.

It is unlikely that this desire is feasible. But not so it is unlikely that in the past, a promising French politician, who led the IMF and the recent financier accused in one person is able to return to the pinnacle of power to which it so rough and dirty pushed a few years ago. All were put forward during the four years of sexually colored criminal charges against Strauss-Kahn were scattered even without much effort on the part of his lawyers: the plaintiffs and witnesses as though made it a rule to give up his words in the course of investigation and trial.

The last time that happened this year. Correctional Court of Lille French took up the cases of pimping as part of a criminal group and the organization of prostitution. According to investigators, in fact there were strong evidence that Strauss-Kahn has played a leading role in the organization of parties and beautifulyl aware of the fact that women who participated in them were prostitutes and received money.

This trial is based on the testimony of two employees of the escort service, claimed that some of their colleague was raped at a hotel in Washington, DC December 16, 2010, not only by the Strauss-Kahn, but also his friends, so it was a gang rape. Strauss-Kahn himself, recognizing that some of this kind of meeting, and indeed go beyond the conventional, claims that he knew nothing and nothing criminal there did not commit.

Forget about hormones

It takes place at the beginning of this year - the continuation of the so-called business hotel Carlton, a scandal in connection with the investigation into the creation of an underground network of prostitution in the exclusive Carlton Hotel in Lille. The very same thing Carlton grew out of another sex-crime and partly, perhaps, political history. May 14, 2011 then the head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn was before the flight removed from the American police aircraft Air France, departing from New York to Paris. The detainees are suspected of trying to rape dark-skinned maid(Immigrant from Guinea) in his Sofitel hotel suite. A few days, Dominique Strauss-Kahn held in US custody, and then released him on bail under house arrest. At the trial against Mr. Strauss-Kahn was formulated six counts on which the aggregate term of imprisonment while the 62-year-old Strauss-Kahn could exceed 70 years.

Defendant fact of proximity with the maid did not deny, but it was the fact that it all happened by mutual consent. US prosecutors also found a maid bank accounts with about $ 100,000 and found that gvineyka received exorbitant tip, is in fact a payment for sexual services. It was also found that it is generally illegally granted asylum in the United States, referring to the fictional rape at home. As a result, with Dominique Strauss-Kahn was cleared of all charges. That's just the time to mind were so many dirty clothes, he turned to the former head of the IMF. He had to resign after only four days after the presentation of further unproven allegations, May 19, 2011

Around the same time, 33-year-old Jouralistka Tristan Banon filed a complaint against Strauss-Kahn, also accusing him of rape. Allegedly, during an interview with a tete-a-tete in a private apartment in Paris in 2003, he attacked her, but she managed to escape. There was one more savory proceedings, which resulted in the guilty act denied Dominique Strauss-Kahn have been qualified as sexual assault, but not attempted rape. In October 2011, the Paris prosecutor's office closed the case of the lapse of time.

It falls apart and the third rape case. This time the accusations came from the prostitutes from Belgium, which is then simply abandoned by their words. Objective evidence of her initial testimony was also found.

Even before all these cases there was a scandal about the connection, Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the IMF economist Piroska Nagy from Hungary. In 2008, Strauss-Kahn had to admit that it was, and Nagy at that time was his command. Then, Strauss-Kahn was reprimanded, but the position of the IMF retained. But Piroska Nagy, by the way, later lost his joband - when downsizing.

In Washington then sent a group of political advisers and PR people, that they may have helped to Strauss-Kahn fashion fix damage. Consultants advised Dominique Strauss-Kahn "get busy and forget about hormones." Sensible advice, but, as shown by later events, the head of the IMF, according to many who knew him then, and bon vivant epicure, was unable to overcome himself.

Exposing the strip

Despite the fact that a lively and active interest Dominique Strauss-Kahn to women was not a secret, it is still not completely clear why to a certain point, put up with this, and then decided to make revelations strip. A popular conspiracy version of the events. Its supporters point out, in particular, that the scandal in May in New York in 2011 happened after the April speech of Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the next conference of the IMF and the World Bank. This statement was made as an attempt to shake the foundations, as Strauss-Kahn said it encroached on the sacred cow of the world of finance - the so-called Washington Consensus. According to Strauss-Kana, One of the most obvious and perhaps the main cause of the global financial crisis of 2008-2010. It becomes excessive rate of the economic and financial liberalism and repression of finance and economy of the state. Perhaps it was the last straw, especially because earlier, shortly after taking office in 2007, the head of the IMF spoke in favor of reforming the IMF and its policies. In particular, he said that the representation quota in the fund for the rapidly developing countries like China, Brazil or Mexico should be increased, given that the largest shareholder of the IMF is the United States. According to him, the reforms were to reflect the new balance of power in the world and to better adapt the organization to combat new types of financial crises. Dominique Strauss-Kahn also said that the priority of the IMF should be to bridge the gap between rich and poor countries, as well as other imbalances in the global economy.

With the departure of Strauss-Kahn from the IMF none of this has not been done. On the other hand, in May 2011, before the expiry of the five-year term of office was about one and a half years. thatwhat was the fuss?

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité

There is also a view that the dirt on now for many years, the former head of the IMF, was released as a result of acute internal political struggle in France, Dominique Strauss-Kahn became a prominent figure.

Initially, by conviction, Dominique Strauss-Kahn - a Socialist who joined the French Socialist Party in the 1970s. Socialist Party in those years led to the future French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, which Dominique Strauss-Kahn met first, and then became friends. Sam Strauss-Kahn in the Socialist Party was active and unordinary, organizing, for example, the section "Socialism and Judaism."

Climbing the steps of the ladder of the party, Strauss-Kahn in 1986 he was held in the National Assembly of the Socialist Party as a candidate of the Haute-Savoie department, and in 1988 - from the Department of Val d'Oise. Later, he was re-elected several times, and was a member of the French Parliament (in particular, was the chairman of the parliamentary committee on finance). In 1991 he became a member of the cabinet, and until 1993, the Strauss-Kahn served as junior miIstra Industry and Foreign Trade.

After leaving government in 1993, the future head of the IMF has established a law firm DSK Consultants (DSK - popular nickname Strauss-Kahn, made up of his initials, an analogy with the charismatic John F. Kennedy, who was known as JFK), and in private practice in the Bar Association of Paris.

In parallel with the political activities obschefrantsuzskogo scale, public service and business, DSK has worked in local government. Since 1989, six years he sat on the municipal council of the city of Sarcelles, and then two years was its mayor. Then the cycle is repeated: once again a member of the municipal council and the mayor of Sarcelles again. By the way, for his services as mayor in 1996, Strauss-Kahn became the winner of the nationwide competition of representatives of municipal authorities.

In 1997, Strauss-Kahn was re-elected to Parliament in the same year, he took one of the key positions in the socialist government of Lionel Jospin, his friend, leading the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry. You can find an opinion, according to which, Dominique Strauss-Kahn - the author of economic recoveryFrance late 1990s. When it increased GDP growth and reduce unemployment. Strauss-Kahn of France provided the entry into the euro zone from January 1, 1999

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has reduced from 19.6% to 5.5% VAT for the construction sector (housing and utility rooms). Some state-owned enterprises, including telecommunications giant France Telecom, have been privatized, which, incidentally, led to the approval of the market participants and criticism by some party colleagues Strauss-Kahn. Obviously, at this time finally formed his views as a moderate socialist, gravitating to the mixed economy model with a liberal market instruments and government involvement and regulation.

However, Strauss-Kahn forced in November 1999, had to leave his ministerial post because of the scandal cloudy with dates, which he seems to be put on some documents retroactively. The case then went to court, but Themis criminal structure in the actions of Mr. Strauss-Kahn is not found. So in 2001, Strauss-Kahn again won the partial elections of his old district, and in 2002 he was re-elected inseobschih elections. In 2003, together with like-minded Dominique Strauss-Kahn founded the organization "left for Europe," which became one of the centers of European social democratic movement. He also led the party group "Socialism and Democracy" (reorganized "Socialism and Judaism"), composed of the Socialist Party of France. In 2004, Strauss-Kahn returned to the leadership of the Socialist Party and began to work on the preparation of the party for the presidential election.

They say that the success of Dominique Strauss-Kahn among Socialist colleagues in the government and was linked to the fact it is he knows how to simply and effectively talk about complex problems of global finance and economics. French sociologist Pierre Davez praised Dominique Strauss-Kahn as an excellent chess player, analyst and economist, who can organize the work, without apparent effort, as if effortlessly. Stately, unhurried, but proactive and resolute, the DSK immediately forced all to reckon with him. Epicurean and lover of life, he created around him a friendly, warm atmosphere. Not for nothing he immediately lined up a relationship of trust with the "captainsand "French business." In particular, the CEO of Renault at the time Raymond Levy, at the invitation of that Strauss-Kahn was the first press secretary and later vice-president of the Club Industry - French industrial lobby in Brussels.

World behind the scenes?

With the approach of the presidential election in 2007, among the Socialists, the struggle for the nomination as the party candidate. The party elections were held November 17, 2006 a landslide victory in which was gained by Ségolène Royal and Strauss-Kahn won 22% and took second place. French President in 2007 was Nicolas Sarkozy, and the subsequent four years, is unanimously celebrated French political commentators have noted subtle and not so political maneuvers, as both Sarkozy and Strauss-Kahn, prepared for fierce battle for the presidency of France in 2012 .

So, when, shortly after the election of President Sarkozy of France in 2007 put forward the Dominique Strauss-Kahn as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, some people saw this insidious plan: Sarkozy sent a very mguschestvennogo competitor overseas in the Washington headquarters of the IMF, stripping the defeated Socialist Party of charisma and leadership qualities of Strauss-Kahn.

However, it is believed that with the request put forward Strauss-Kahn for the position appealed to Sarkozy, Jacques Chirac personally. And like here we played the role of past services DSK, and a very delicate nature. The former president allegedly wanted to thank the socialist minister for their loyalty during the investigation of the so-called case of Mary. Jean-Claude Mary worked as deputy Chirac during his tenure as mayor of Paris and informal treasurer of the Republican Party. After Mary's death appeared his video, in which he accused Chirac of being involved in obtaining bribes.

Despite the removal in Washington, according to the results of a poll in France in late 2009, Strauss-Kahn became the dominant figure, and the French public said it expected him to be more active in the future. Ratings Nicolas Sarkozy, meanwhile, declined. The press reported that against this background Sarkozy allies decided to escalate the war, warned that ewhether Strauss-Kahn will be decided to run for president, they will publish some compromising photos of him, which, however, never materialized.

Persistently rumors that went obviously unnerved Strauss-Kahn. As reported by Le Point magazine, during the meeting the "Big Twenty" in September 2009 in Pittsburgh, he was pinned to the wall of the president in the toilet with the words: "I am tired of these incessant rumors about my private life and about the allegedly existing files and photos, which can be me destroy. I know that it all comes from the Elysee Palace. Tell your guys to they stop, or I'll sue. " Sarkozy reportedly said that was not involved in this campaign.

Some analysts argue that by offering the candidacy of Strauss-Kahn to head the IMF, the French president was guided by other considerations. Sending Strauss-Kahn in Puritan America, and in the politically correct and stringent structure of the IMF, Sarkozy gave him a rope so that he hanged himself on it. The French newspaper Le Figaro led Sarkozy's reaction to the events surrounding the Sofitel in 2011 .: "I warned him."

Moreover, soon after "accession" Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the IMF from the newspaper Libération journalist Jean Katremer noted that "the only real problem Strauss-Kahn - is his attitude towards women. He too insistent that often borders on harassment. This problem is known to all the media, but no one talks about it (we are in France). At the same time, the IMF - an international organization, where there is the Anglo-Saxon morals. One wrong gesture, one too broad hint, and .... "

It turns out that objectively Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the head of the IMF has been beneficial to many and different parties. In the words of Jean-Claude Juncker, who previously worked as the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, and now head of the European Commission, "if it was purely a tactical combination of Paris, would never have formed such a broad consensus on the appointment of Mr. Strauss-Kahn."

Likewise, his downfall, as it turns out, at inflated charges, in line with the interests of many, though for different reasons related to whether the issues of the global financial policies and the distribution of influence, whether with problemss struggle for office in the Elysee Palace. The best thing about this said, perhaps, himself, Dominique Strauss-Kahn said: "No normal person does not believe in the conspiracy theory, until it becomes a part of it."

lizard tail

Obviously, one of the lucky properties of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is attributed and his ability to drop back from burdens of the past, like a lizard's tail, and quickly restore mental and physical strength, to lick their wounds and move forward without losing interest in life.

Today, with the exception of lawsuits, it is not often seen in public, although recently more often. As for professional recovery, the recent Dominique Strauss-Kahn is increasingly in favor, and for a fee, with presentations at various events, conferences, symposia, meetings with representatives of the financial and economic beau monde, and with students. He went to China, Morocco, South Korea, Ukraine. There, speaking at an economic forum in Kiev, it is, among other things, according to media reports, had the courage to say: "No one in Europe wants to die for Ukraine, even moneyyou do not want to give you in this battle for themselves. Neither the people, nor in particular the business community in Europe is not ready to provide the support of the Kiev authorities, which are now said to be speaking to the Ukrainians. " The former head of the IMF stressed that the anti-Russian sanctions, in his opinion, will not change Moscow's policy: "In order to have something to ask, you have something to give! You, in addition to anger and hatred, gave nothing to anyone. You have betrayed Russia, which you created and fed with a spoon. The whole world knows it! Remember! Traitors nobody likes. They just enjoy. "

One of the main tools in return for global finance, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was to become the Luxembourg consulting firm Leyne, Strauss-Kahn & Partners, or LSK & Partners. The former head of the IMF, in 2012 it acquired, according to some sources, 15%, on the other - a little over 20%, becoming its chairman.

This company he hoped to use as a platform to launch a $ 2 billion hedge fund investment with a view to developing markets. If it burned, then, as some believe, could be the case the largest in Europe since 2008, an investment project. <br />
However, in financial matters and documents LSK detect problems. Strauss-Kahn, then announced that he resigns from the presidency, and in just a few days, CEO and partner LSK Strauss-Kahn Thierry Lane jumped out of a window high-rise building in Tel Aviv. The Company had no choice but to curtail the activities of declaring themselves insolvent.

Interestingly, this year the Central Bank of Sri Lanka broke with LSK & Partners, previously paying the company $ 750,000 for work done before, which is not reported.

LSK shares in Strauss-Kahn owns through his company another - Parnasse. Find materials about the commercial structure is not possible on the Internet about it, there is virtually no information, no it any intelligible site, which means, apparently, the confidential nature of the work.

As managing partner Parnasse or its managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears in the list of supervisory boards and the two Russian financial institutions - controlled by "Rosneft" SunRussian Regional Development Bank and the Russian Direct Investment Fund. We can assume that the interest for the Russians are not only expertise, but perhaps above all, international relations, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Moreover, traditionally the foreign presence in the management bodies of the Russian Federation is considered to be something of a mark of quality.

And in the bank and the fund chose not to answer the questions of "Ko" of the nature of the tasks entrusted to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and they received compensation for their work.

As for the political prospects of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, then, as of March 2014, ie a year ago, 56% of French people thought that the former director of the IMF would be a better president than Francois Hollande. Get these figures the French Le Parisien refused to publish them because, as considered its chief editor, if the French were asked whether they want Strauss-Kahn return to politics, the majority would answer in the negative. But who can predict how it will unfold public opinion in France in the future with confidence.

In June 2015 appointed Consenie verdict in the case of Strauss-Kahn, in which all claims to it at the moment, even the prosecutor's office dropped. By Western standards, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has not yet old, and innocent victims, as we know, always privechayut.

In conjunction with all of its advantages and charisma may be a good fuel for a new start, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. If he wants to, of course himself. And if he did as he was advised earlier, will business and forget about hormones, thereby knocking the weapon from the hands of opponents: a new presidential election in France, scheduled for 2017, and they say that Nicolas Sarkozy is interested in them.