IMF ex-chief Strauss-Kahn court date postponed to Aug

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IMF ex-chief Strauss-Kahn court date postponed to Aug

Manhattan District Attorney and lawyers for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ex-chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn agreed on Monday to postpone the next court hearing in the sexual assault case to Aug. 1 from July 18.

Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair leave their temporary Manhattan residence in New York July 6, 2011. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)

Defense attorneys Benjamin Brafman and William Taylor said in a statement that they hope Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. will be ready to dismiss the case by then.

"We hope that during this time the district attorney will make the necessary decision to dismiss the case against Mr. Strauss-Kahn."

Meanwhile, prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney's office said in a separate statement that the investigation was continuing and no decisions have been made.

Strauss-Kahn, accused of sexually assaulting and attempting to rape a midtown Manhattan hotel housekeeper on May 14, was freed without bail from house arrest on July 1. Prosecutors acknowledged that there were significant credibility issues with the hotel housekeeper.

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