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Former IMF chief acquitted in French pimping trial

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was cleared of pimping charges.Michel Spingler/AP

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was cleared of pimping charges.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was cleared of pimping charges Friday in France.

The 66-year-old former International Monetary Fund chief and 13 others were hit with the prostitution ring charges in 2012.

The defendants, including hotel managers, entrepreneurs, a lawyer and a police chief, were accused of participating in or organizing orgies in Paris, Washington and Brussels in 2008-2011.

Former IMF chief and defendant Dominique Strauss-Kahn (far right) was cleared of pimping charges in the French trial regarding sex parties that took place during the global financial crisis.BENOIT PEYRUCQ/AFP/Getty Images

Former IMF chief and defendant Dominique Strauss-Kahn (far right) was cleared of pimping charges in the French trial regarding sex parties that took place during the global financial crisis.

All but one of the accused were acquitted.

“All that for this?” the former French presidential contender said as he left the court in Lille, France, with his girlfriend and adult daughter. “What a waste.”

The philandering French pol admitted during the trial he was a “libertine who likes to party” and insisted he did not know the “prostitutional character” of the women in his “licentious evenings.”

Prostitution is legal in France. Brothels, pimping and the sale of sex by minors are not.

Dominique Strauss-Khan and Myriam L'Aouffir attend the French Open at Roland Garros on May 30.Rindoff/Charriau/Getty Images

Dominique Strauss-Khan and Myriam L’Aouffir attend the French Open at Roland Garros on May 30.

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