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Ex-IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn To Be Serbia's Economic Adviser

Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 2011

Serbia's deputy prime minister says former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will become an economic adviser for the country's top officials.

Aleksandar Vucic told Serbian television on September 12 that Strauss-Kahn, a native of France, will advise the government on restructuring the country's large foreign debt.

Strauss-Kahn, 64, resigned from his IMF position following his 2011 arrest over an alleged sexual assault on a New York hotel maid. He eventually reached an undisclosed financial settlement with his accuser.

French prosecutors now say he will face a separate trial on pimping charges along with 12 others over an alleged prostitution ring.

Vucic argued that the charges did not tarnish Strauss-Kahn's professional reputation, adding that he expected the former IMF chief to travel to Belgrade "within a week."

Strauss-Kahn was once considered a serious contender for the French presidency.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP