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