Prosecutors: Drop some or all Strauss-Kahn charges

Prosecutors in New York have filed papers recommending that some or all charges in the sex assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn be dropped.

The filing Monday in the case against the former International Monetary Fund leader was not immediately made public, and details weren't released.

His accuser, a hotel housekeeper, and her lawyer met briefly with prosecutors Monday. It had been widely expected that prosecutors would announce plans to reduce or drop the charges.

Questions have surrounded the credibility of the accuser. There were also questions about the strength of the evidence that a forcible encounter had occurred in the hotel room in May.