I.M.F. Chief, Apprehended at Airport, Is Accused of Sexual Attack

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was taken off an Air France plane at Kennedy International Airport minutes before it was to depart for Paris on Saturday, in connection with the sexual attack of a maid at a Midtown Manhattan hotel, the authorities said.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, in April. He was taken by the police Saturday from Kennedy Airport.

By AL BAKER and STEVEN ERLANGER

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