French court to rule on Strauss-Kahn 'pimping' case
A French court is likely to rule on whether former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will stand trial on pimping charges.
The charges relate to sex parties held in a luxury hotel in the northern city of Lille.
This is the last major inquiry the 63-year-old is fighting in France.
The Lille case has become know as the Carlton affair, after the name of the hotel in which the alleged orgies took place, the BBC reports.
According to the report, consorting with prostitutes is not against the law in France, and Strauss-Kahn has acknowledged that he was at some of the parties with the women.
But Strauss-Kahn's legal team argue that the French politician had no idea they were prostitutes, and that there is no evidence to support a formal charge of pimping.
His defence lawyer, Richard Malka, has argued that the investigation should be annulled due to insufficient grounds, the report said.