Dominique Strauss-Kahn moves to new house - gas grill
Former IMF leader StraussOn Wednesday, Mr. Strauss-Kahn moved from a temporary space high up.Rise to a plush, fourOfficials say he will continue to be placed under house arrest in the bedroom brick town of Manhattan as he tries to rape a hotel maid for trial.The one-The French presidential candidate smiled on his face while riding a gray SUV under tight security.According to a person familiar with his housing arrangements, he was moved to the solemn red brick town near Tribeca, Manhattan, about a mile (2 kilometers) away.The person was not entitled to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.The building has five bathrooms and is located on a cobblestone street in one of the city's most luxurious neighborhoods.The place where he will attend the hearing is also near the court.Lawyer William Taylor told reporters on Wednesday that his client was "doing well" under house arrest "."There's not much he can do," Taylor said .".Strauss-Kahn was released on bail of $1 million under strict house arrest after prosecutors worried that he might run away, given his international status and wealth.After his arrest in May 14, he was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel waitress in a room at Sofitel Manhattan's Times Square, after which he spent about a week in jail on Rikers Island.His lawyer maintains Strauss.Kahn was not guilty.Late last week, the bail plan ran into an obstacle as tenants in the Upper East Side apartment building initially refused to accept him because of house arrest because they did not want the media to follow him.He was briefly placed in a highRising near Wall Street, where mass media gathered outside the building, they were broadcasting when his wife, former journalist Anne Sinclair, entered and exited the building.Strauss-Mr Strauss-Kahn had no criminal record before. he was watched by armed guards, wearing electronic bracelets, and his movements were recorded by the camera.He will be allowed to appear in court, see a doctor, and religious services.The prosecutor must be notified at least six hours before he goes anywhere and he cannot go out between 10 p.m.and 6 a.m.Under his conditions of house arrest, he can receive up to four visitors at a time, in addition to his family.The security department is run by Stroz Friberg, who has placed house arrest for the disreputable financier Bernard Madoff.Strauss-Mr Strauss-Kahn's deal is expected to cost him about $200,000 a month.This does not include the rent for his new home, which is $50,000 a month in an online list of town homes.Agent Robert Dvorin confirmed that the house had recently been rented, but declined to comment on the tenant's identity.It went on sale elsewhere for $13,995,000.The house in town includes a state.of-the-Art Theater with jacuzzi and steam shower, gym, spa and four bathrooms.According to the list, it has recently been refurbished with "only the best materials and workmanship ".The living room has an oversized skylight and fireplace.For privacy, a large terrace includes potted plants, gas grills, and paper walls in Japan.Court officials confirmed that a new location had been agreed for The Economist on Wednesday, but no details were specified.Spokesman David Bookstaver said only that the judge had approved the plan.Counsel for the case filed court documents later in the day, but the judge did not release them immediately.The Manhattan district attorney's office did not comment.Earlier this week, people familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press that the evidence found on the woman's work clothes was related to Strauss-Kahn’s DNA.This is the first forensic evidence to link Strauss.To the woman--His lawyer suggested that his defense be on track as well.At the same time, the local prosecutor's office has strengthened its team by adding two senior prosecutors to the case against StraussAccording to the New York Times, Kahn.The report, which appeared on The Times website late Wednesday, quoted several people familiar with the matter.Strauss-A week ago, Mr. Kahn resigned from the International Monetary Fund. The IMF is a powerful international organization that provides billions of dollars in loans to troubled countries.When he resigned, he said he wanted to protect the agency."For all, I want to say that I am as determined as I can to deny all the charges against me," he said .".