Dominique Strauss-Kahn at a political rally he...

Dominique Strauss-Kahn at a political rally held by the Socialist Party for the 2007 parliamentary elections. Français : Dominique Strauss-Kahn au meeting organisé au Zénith de Paris par le Parti socialiste dans le cadre des élections législatives de 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former chief of the International Monetary Fund, was charged in France with “aggravated pimping” for his alleged participation in a prostitution ring, according to French prosecutors.

His attorneys released a statement in November calling the allegations against Strauss-Kahn “unhealthy, sensationalist and not without a political agenda.”

Strauss-Kahn has been linked with a number of sex scandals in the past year — one of which torpedoed his expected plan to run for the French presidency this year — but he has not been convicted of any crime. [CNN]