Strauss-Kahn Charged With Aggravated Pimping

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Strauss-Kahn Charged With Aggravated Pimping

sexy-hedgehoFrench authorities have now charged The former IMF Chief with aggravated pimping, claiming to have unearthed information that ties him to a high-profile prostitution ring in the city of Lille.
Now that that’s all cleared up, what is aggravated pimping?

The prostitution probe, nicknamed the “Carlton Affair” by the French press, kicked off in October.
It centers around the city of Lille, where investigators began looking into claims that luxury hotels, including the Carlton, served as a base for a high-profile prostitution network.
In December, Strauss-Kahn’s attorney, Henri Leclerc, acknowledged in an interview with radio station Europe1 that his client attended sex parties, but said Strauss-Kahn was unaware the women in attendance were prostitutes.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is under investigation for “aggravated pimping” for his alleged participation in a prostitution ring in France, .
Strauss-Kahn is now at a point in the French legal system that comes after an arrest and before charges.
French authorities have now charged The former IMF Chief with aggravated pimping, claiming to have unearthed information that ties him to a high-profile prostitution ring in the city of Lille.
Now that that’s all cleared up, what is aggravated pimping?

He is not allowed to have contact with other people involved in the investigation, nor is he permitted to talk to the media about the case. Strauss-Kahn was released under a 100,000-euro bail, according to prosecutors.

This blogger isn’t 100% sure, as she has no background in French law. However, authorities believe DSK was involved with a prostitution ring that illegally paid women with corporate funds. If French law is anything like U.S. law, this could be considered an aggravating circumstance, making the pimping a slightly different, more serious crime.
In fact, most states have a crime called “aggravated promotion of prostitution” — a much stuffier term for the crime of aggravated pimping. It’s considered worse than just being a pimp and receiving money through another’s prostitution. It’s pimping accompanied by aggravating circumstances.
In Texas, for example, aggravated pimping involves owning, investing in or controlling an “enterprise that uses two or more prostitutes.” In Montana, it involves the prostitution of a child, a spouse or someone under the pimp’s legal care. In Maine, the crime includes the use of drugs or threats to compel an individual to become or remain a prostitute.
So it appears that, when the French accuse DSK of aggravated pimping, they’re accusing him of being a hardcore pimp.

Read More: http://blogs.findlaw.com/blotter/2012/03/dsk-charged-with-aggravated-pimping.html

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2013-02-06T21:24:13+00:00

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