Dominique Strauss-Kahn handed preliminary charges in prostitution probe

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 LILLE, France (AP) - Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been handed preliminary charges alleging he was involved in a hotel prostitution ring in France.

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Investigating judges questioned Strauss-Kahn for several hours Monday. He was freed on a $100,000 bail.

His lawyer Richard Malka told reporters after Strauss-Kahn left that he was accused of procuring prostitutes and involvement in an "organized gang."

Malka says the married, 62-year-old Strauss-Kahn engaged in "libertine" acts but did nothing legally wrong.

Under French law, preliminary charges mean authorities have reason to believe a crime was committed but allow more time for investigation.

Strauss-Kahn quit the IMF after a New York hotel maid said he sexually assaulted her in May. The charges were later dropped.

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