Dear Messrs. Taylor and Brafman,

In connection with the above-captioned case, the People disclose the following information to the defense pursuant to Criminal Procedure Law 240.20 as well as Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) and its doctrinal progeny.In an application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal dated December 30, 2004, the complainant provided the United States Departiment of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service with factual information about herself, her background and her experiences in her home country of Guinea.

This information was in the form of a written statement attached to her application, and was submitted as a basis for her request for asylum.In her application, she certified under penalty of perjury that her written statement was true. In substance, the complainant's statement claimed that she and her husband had been persecuted and harassed by the dictatorial regime that was then in power in Guinea.

Among other things, the complainant stated that the home that she shared with her husband was destroyed by police and soldiers acting on behalf of the regime, and that she and her husband were beaten by them.When her husband attempted to return to what was left of their home the next day, she stated that he was again beaten, arrested and imprisoned by police and soldiers. She stated that she also was beaten when she attempted to come to her. husband's aid. In her statement, she attributed the beatings to the couple's opposition to the regime. She stated that during her husband's incarceration, he was tortured, deprived of medical treatment and eventually died as a result of his maltreatment.FoIlowing his death, according to her, she began to denounce the regime and finally fled the country in fear of her life, entering the United States in January 2004 to seek refuge (she has told prosecutors that she used a fraudulent visa). She repeated these facts orally during the course of her asylum application process.In interviews in connection with the investigation of this case, the complainant admitted that the above factual information, which she provided in connection with her asylum application, was false. She stated that she fabricated the statement with the assistance of a male who provided her with a cassette recording of the facts contained in the statement that she eventually submitted. She memorized these facts by listening to the recording repeatedly.

 

In several interviews with prosecutors, she reiterated these falsehoods when questioned about her history and background, and stated that she did so in order to remain consistent with the statement that she had submitted as part of her application. Additionally, in two separate interviews with assistant district attorneys assigned to the case, the complainant stated that she had been the victim of a gang rape in the past in her native country and provided details of the attack.During both of these interviews, the victim cried and appeared to be markedly distraught when recounting the incident. In subsequent interviews, she admitted that the gang rape had never occurred. Instead, she stated that she had lied about its occurrence and fabricated the details, and that this false incident was part of the narrative that she had been directed to memorize as part of her asylum application process. Presently, the complainant states that she would testify that she was raped in the past in her native country but in an incident different than the one that she described during initial interviews.

In the weeks following the incident charged in the indictment, the complainant told detectives and assistant district attorneys on numerous occasions that, after being sexually assaulted by the defendant on May 14, 2011 in Suite 2806, she fled to an area of the main hallway of the hotel's 28th floor and waited there until she observed the defendant leave Suite 2806 and the 28th floor by entering an elevator.It was after this observation that she reported the incident to her supervisor, who arrived on the 28th floor a short time later. In the interim between the incident and her supervisor's arrival, she claimed to have remained in the same area of the main hallway on the 28th floor to which she had initially fled.

The complainant testified to this version of events when questioned in the Grand jury about her actions following the incident in Suite 2806. The complainant has since admitted that this account was false and that after the incident in Suite 2806, she proceeded to clean a nearby room and then returned to Suite 2806 and began to clean that suite before she reported the incident to her supervisor.Additionally, the complainant has stated that for the past two tax years, she declared a friend's child in addition to her own as a dependent on her tax returns for the purpose of increasing her tax refund beyond that to which she was entitled . She also admitted to misrepresenting her income in order to maintain her present housing.Finally, during the course of this investigation, the complainant was untruthful with assistant district attorneys about a variety of additional topics concerning her history, background, present circumstances and personal relationships.Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.Sincerely,


Joan Illuzzi-Orbon, Assistant District Attorney
John (Artie) McConnell, Assistant District Attorney

Category:DSK-French-Files-Fichiers-Ouverts -- posted at: 2:23pm PDT

According to AgoraVox.fr, DSK attacked Tristane Banon in an empty apartment.  Here are the details provided by Tristane Banon herself:

"Comment tout cela s'est-il passé ? Tristane Banon prend contact avec Dominique Strauss-Kahn en 2002. A cette époque, elle prépare un livre, Erreurs avouées, qui sera publié quelques mois plus tard chez l'éditeur Anne Carrière, sans le témoignage de Dominique Strauss-Kahn. On comprend pourquoi en écoutant le récit de son entrevue sur Paris Première : 

« ... Il a proposé qu'on se voit, il m'a donné une adresse, que je ne connaissais pas, déjà ça m'a étonné parce que je connais un petit peu sa vie, plus ou moins, donc je sais où il habite, je sais où est sa permanence, l'Assemblée je vois un peu où c'est situé. Rien de tout ça. 

Je suis arrivée devant l'adresse, je me suis garée, je suis montée, c'était un appartement vide, complètement vide, avec un magnétoscope, une télévision, un lit au fond, très beau, il a bon goût, Monsieur a bon goût, poutres apparentes sublimes, sur cour intérieure, et puis là il a gentiment fermé la porte. J'ai posé le magnétophone tout de suite pour enregistrer, il a voulu que je lui tienne la main pour répondre, parce qu'il m'a dit « je n'y arriverai pas si vous ne me tenez pas la main », et puis après la main c'est passé au bras, et c'est passé un peu plus loin, donc j'ai tout de suite arrêté...

Je suis arrivée là-bas, j'avais un col roulé noir, ça fait peut-être triper les mecs un col roulé noir mais faut arrêter, et après surtout c'est que ça s'est très très mal fini, parce qu'on a fini par se battre, donc ça s'est fini très très violemment, puisque je lui ai dit clairement... 
[intervention d'un invité] non non on s'est battu au sol, pas qu'une paire de baffes, moi j'ai donné des coups de pieds, il a dégrafé mon soutien-gorge, il a essayé d'ouvrir mon jean... Ça a très mal fini, mais moi ce qui m'a marqué... [coupure montage].Bon moi j'ai fini par partir, il m'a envoyé tout de suite un texto en disant « alors je vous fais peur ? » d'un air un peu provocateur, et je lui avais parlé quand on se battait, je lui avais dit le mot « viol » pour lui faire peur, ça ne lui a pas fait peur plus que ça, comme quoi apparemment il était accoutumé, et après il a pas arrêté de m'envoyer des textos en disant « je vous fais peur ? »......"

Everyone thinks that DSK's unique problem is his relationship with women.  This journalist summarizes it this way:

"« Le seul vrai problème de Strauss-Kahn est son rapport aux femmes, écrivait dans un de ses billets Jean Quatremer. Trop pressant, il frôle souvent le harcèlement. Un travers connu des médias, mais dont personne ne parle (on est en France). Or, le FMI est une institution internationale où les mœurs sont anglo-saxonnes. Un geste déplacé, une allusion trop précise, et c'est la curée médiatique. ». 

Category:DSK-French-Files-Fichiers-Ouverts -- posted at: 8:52am PDT

DSK's Secret Files:  Les Fichiers Caches de DSK - What do We Know about DSK?  Interest in French Learning Does Not Get Diminished by L'affaire DSK

L’affaire de DSK ne diminue pas l’intérêt porté à l’apprentissage de la langue française. Oui, l’image de la culture française peut bien souffrir un peu. Aussi bien que l’image de la présidentielle française, mais ceux qui aiment le Français vont continuer à s’y interesser. Et pourquoi pas alors? Pourquoi punir tout un peuple pour la faute d’un autre politicien qui trompe sa belle femme? L’histoire, ça bouge. Les autres avant DSK et après lui l’ont fait et vont continuer à le faire. Il s’agit du comportement personel. Il revient à DSK de tout expliquer à sa femme, sa fille, et ses proches amis.

Trouvez les ragots de DSK (Listen to the French Lesson episode right on http://labaguettefrenchlesson.blogspot.com)

Que doit-on faire en attendant son retour à la cour de Justice le 6 Juin prochain? La date arrive tout de suite. Le monde attend son explication. La France et le monde l’attendent de lui. Que va-t-il dire?

Nous savons que ses avocats doivent tout découvrir sur leur client célèbre. Plus de secret, DSK! Même sa femme, Anne Sinclair, doit tout savoir.

Après tout, ce sera une question de “Il dit, elle dit” même avec les résultats des examens de l’ADN.

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