Former IMF chief gets bail in NYC sex-assault case

(AP) - Former International Monetary Fund leaderDominique Strauss-Kahn will return to a New York City jail pendinghis release on bail.

Strauss-Kahn is charged with trying to rape a hotel maid and islikely to spend one more night at Rikers Island jail.

A judge set bail at $1 million Thursday, and approved anelaborate arrangement under which the 62-year-old diplomat andbanker would be confined to a private apartment in Manhattan andmonitored by armed guards.

Strauss-Kahn will also have to take out a $5 million insurancebond.

Prosecutors have said he should remain behind bars.

Strauss-Kahn resigned his IMF post late Wednesday.

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