Strauss-Kahn released from prison

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released from a New York City jail.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released from a New York City jail.

The former head of the International Monetary Fund posted one million US dollars cash and five million dollars bond today.

The city Department of Correction said in a statement that he was no longer on Rikers Island.

He was released into custody of the security company that will be monitoring his house arrest.

Strauss-Kahn will be housed in lower Manhattan after his initial arrangement hit a snag.

Prosecutors cited objections from within the apartment building where he was initially to stay.

Armed guards will watch over him. He will also be monitored electronically.

The 62-year-old Strauss-Kahn has been jailed since Sunday after he was accused of trying to rape a maid at a Manhattan hotel.

He resigned his post at the IMF on Wednesday.

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