The Former Head of the IMF Is on Trial for 'Aggravated Pimping.' Here's What Aggravated Pimping Really Is

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn goes on trial to face a charge one expert calls 'a little far-fetched'

Strauss-Kahn, former International Monetary Fund chief (center right) arrives at court in New York with his wife Anne Sinclair on Aug. 23, 2011.

Photographer: Jin Lee

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was in French court on Monday for his involvement in an international prostitution ring. The specific charge he faces is "proxénétisme aggravé"—widely translated into English as "aggravated pimping."

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