The new application also said that Mr. Strauss-Kahn would remain under 24-hour home confinement in a Manhattan apartment recently rented by his wife, with an armed guard posted outside — presumably to ensure that he stays inside. He also submitted a waiver of extradition, should the American authorities need to get him back from France. The judge ... also requir[ed] $5 million bond to be posted.
The former French minister—"widely expected" to become the Socialist candidate for the French presidency and win—resigned overnight as chief of the IMF.
An arraignment hearing is scheduled for Friday, reports ABC News. The former French finance minister is expected to plead not guilty. The defense has suggested that any sex between Kahn and the housekeeper—described as a native of the West African nation of Guinea—"would have been consensual".