The Strauss-Kahn Arrest The Fall of the Global Economy's Top Steward

Dominque Strauss-Khan is as much a charmer as he is a banker, making him an unusual choice to head the IMF. But his stewardship of the institution during the global financial crisis drew praise. The rape allegations now lodged against him are creating havoc for a summit addressing the rescue of the euro this week.
International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn, left, is seen through a window as he is checked into a court in New York on Monday.

International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn, left, is seen through a window as he is checked into a court in New York on Monday.

Foto: Julio Cortez/ AP