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News Summary: Strauss-Kahn plans pro bono work

The Associated Press

PRO BONO: Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who faces aggravated pimping charges in France, won't be paid for his first three months as an economic adviser to Serbia's government.

NEED FOR EXPERTISE: Serbia's economy has been suffering from the after-effects of a bloody ethnic war in the 1990s and the international sanctions imposed afterward, as well as the global financial downturn and a lack of substantial reform.

NEED FOR LAWYERS: The French case revolves around an alleged prostitution ring and hinges on whether Strauss-Kahn knew he was partying with prostitutes and whose money was used to pay them. His lawyers have said Strauss-Kahn did not know that some women at the parties were paid.