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New York Prosecutors to Ask Court to Dismiss Charges Against Strauss-Kahn

In this April 15, 2011, photo, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, center, walks to a meeting of the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors at  the 2011 Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington. (AP)

In this April 15, 2011, photo, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, center, walks to a meeting of the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors at the 2011 Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington. (AP)

The Manhattan DA's Office will ask a judge to dismiss all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn when he appears in court Tuesday, the New York Post reported Sunday.

Prosecutors are poised to file a Dismissal On Recommendation motion in court Tuesday, which will say the indictment against the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt because of credibility problems with the sole witness in the case, Strauss-Kahn's hotel-maid accuser Nafissatou Diallo.

Prosecution sources said the motion, also called a Recommendation for Dismissal, will set out the facts of the case, possibly including a procedural chronology and details of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance's labor-intensive, four-month investigation into the strength of the evidence.

One source believes the dismissal motion will include never-before-revealed details attacking the credibility of accuser Diallo, in addition to details already revealed by prosecutors in a June 30 filing.

The motion will conclude that the indictment prosecutors won in May against Strauss-Kahn -- alleging that he forced Diallo to perform a sex act and attempted to rape her when she came to clean his luxury suite at the Sofitel hotel in Midtown -- cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Most important, the motion will ask Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus, who has handled the matter since Strauss-Kahn's arraignment days after the arrest, to dismiss the indictment.

To read more on this story, see the New York Post article here.