Strauss-Kahn Moved To Home Detention Unit

A US judge has ordered the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn be moved from jail to a temporary home detention location in lower Manhattan after the proposed apartment fell through.

Strauss-Kahn's legal team had been trying to working out issues delaying his bail.

Judge Michael Obus said: "No one will be released until all the conditions are resolved to the satisfaction of the court."

It seems that the proposed luxury apartment was getting too much media attention.

On release it was understood that the former IMF chief would travel to the apartment in Manhattan, where, under the new bail conditions, he would be held under 24-hour home detention with an armed guard, video surveillance and electronic monitoring.

Mr Strauss-Kahn has posted a $1m (£610,000) cash deposit as well as a $5m (£3.6m) insurance bond.

He will be confined to his new home while awaiting trial on charges of sexual assault and the attempted rape of a hotel maid.

Strauss-Kahn was being held at the notorious Riker's Island prison.

He was in the West facility in a single 11ftx13ft cell usually used to keep prisoners with contagious diseases away from the general population.

He was allowed three prison meals a day and an hour’s exercise, just like everybody else in the jail.
Sky News