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Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in workplace visit

By David Usborne

He has successfully made his apologies to his former colleagues at the International Monetary Fund, but it is not clear how soon Dominique Strauss-Kahn will return to Paris.

The former director was spotted making a "personal" visit to the IMF's headquarters in Washington DC on Monday.

He had served there as its director until his arrest in May on charges of attempting to rape a New York hotel maid forced his resignation.

It was his first visit to the institution since all charges against him were dropped by the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jnr, a week ago.

After driving himself from his home in the surburb of Georgetown with his wife, Anne Sinclair, in the passenger seat, Mr Strauss-Kahn had a brief meeting with Christine Lagarde, who replaced him as director, before speaking to an auditorium packed with employees.

A lawyer for Mr Strauss-Kahn said his client had no immediate plans to leave Washington for Paris.

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