Sept. 4 - Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrives at JFK airport for his flight back to Paris. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived at John F Kennedy International Airport for his flight back to Paris. A New York judge dropped all criminal charges against Strauss-Kahn on August 23, leaving him free to return to France -- where he was once seen as a leading candidate for the French presidency -- and rebuild his shattered career. Last month, prosecutors took the rare step of requesting dismissal of the charges after they discovered contradictions in the account of the maid, Nafissatou Diallo, a 32-year-old immigrant from Guinea. Strauss-Kahn denied sexual assault from the start. Strauss-Kahn still faces a civil case brought by Diallo and an accusation of attempted rape by a woman 30 years his junior in France. He has promised to offer the French an explanation when he returns.