May 16 - A New York judge remanded IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in custody after prosecutors argued he might flee to France if released. Rough Cut - No Reporter Narration.
(ROUGH CUT-NO REPORTER NARRATION) A New York judge remanded IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in custody on Monday on charges he sexually assaulted a hotel maid. Strauss-Kahn is due to reappear in court on May 20. Prosecutors has said they were concerned that Strauss-Kahn might flee to France if released. Defense lawyers said Strauss-Kahn denied the charges against him. Strauss-Kahn was pulled off a Paris-bound plane on Saturday and charged with a criminal sexual act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment on Sunday in a scandal that appeared to wreck his hopes of running for president of France. The allegations have also raised questions about Strauss-Kahn's ability to remain in the top job at the International Monetary Fund, based in Washington.