May 19, 2011 / 3:13 PM / 8 years ago

Strauss-Kahn arrives at court for bail hearing

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn listens as he stands before judge Melissa Jackson during his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, May 16, 2011. REUTERS/Emmanuel Dunand/Pool

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is charged with trying to rape a hotel maid, arrived at a New York court building on Thursday for a bail hearing.

Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers are asking that he be released on $1 million cash bail and placed under 24-hour home detention with electronic monitoring, court papers showed.

A bail hearing is due to be held later on Thursday.

Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers have denied the charges of a criminal sexual act, attempted rape, sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching. He was denied bail on Monday. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Reporting by Basil Katz and Michelle Nichols; editing by Sandra Maler

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