Strauss-Kahn granted bail for millions, and he must hire guards who will keep him from leaving his New York City residence
The Christian Science Monitor reports:
On Thursday, New York State Supreme Court Judge Michael Obus gave Strauss-Kahn a get out of jail card as long as he posted a $1 million cash bail, agreed to wear an electronic monitoring device, surrendered all his passports to the government, and hired armed guards to make sure he does not violate his house arrest. He was also required to post a $5 million bond.The prosecutors opposed the bail request, saying that DSK is a top candidate for flight, but the judge disagreed.
The prosecutors also said he has been indicted by a grand jury for four felonies and three misdemeanors. The indictments will be officially unsealed tomorrow at an arraignment.
You write: “I’d say that once DSK is out of Rikers, the French will calm down considerably. It’s not so much the charges against DSK that bother them, but the indignity of his being held as a common prisoner.”LA replies:
Yes, but you’re forgetting that France has a culture which is distinct from the French Republic. The three principles of the French culture are: Ego, Ego, and Vanity.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 19, 2011 09:16 PM | Send