Friday, January 20, 2012
The NY Prosecutor and DSK
Le Monde has a long article about the decisions made by the New York prosecution team in the DSK affair. Apparently there were dissensions within the team about how to proceed--not surprising in such a high-profile case. Marion Van Renterghem also relays insinuations from DSK's lawyers and publicists that a "highly placed" French authority intervened in the case by informing the NYC prosecutor of previous misbehavior by DSK, "perhaps" the Banon or Carlton affairs. None of this adds to our understanding of what happened at the Sofitel, though it does suggest that, had the prosecution been handled differently, the case might have taken a different course.