Crisis Management for Dominique Strauss-Kahn
The New York Times profiles Anne Sinclair, wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is not only a famous television personality in France, but an heiress.
It's a good thing for DSK she's an heiress. In addition to being able to foot the bill for hefty legal fees, New York apartments and $200,000 a month to the private security company guarding DSK while on bond, there may be the fees of a crisis management firm, called TDI, based in Washington, D.C.
TDI is composed of former CIA agents and diplomats. What exactly might they do? Here's what they said they did for an African politican: [More...]
TDI worked in concert with a major European public relations firm to provide strategic advisory services to an influential African politician who had been denied entry to several Western countries. TDI prepared presentations to senior government officials that provided a more complete understanding of the events that had led to the client’s visa denials. TDI also connected the politician to expert legal representation in Washington and worked with counsel on developing the subsequent legal strategy.
Finally, TDI developed an interactive website – complete with original documents, photographs and previously unpublished information that refuted many of the charges that had been made against the client by political opponents and economic competitors.
Will there be a DSK website? Will their agents be scouring Guinea for information on DSK's accuser?
As to 71 Broadway where DSK is currently being held, it sounds like an upscale, community living facility. According to another man on bond living there:
"He's an OK guy," said Andrew Auernheimer, 26, (pictured) who claims that DSK lives on the fourth floor of the Empire Building at 71 Broadway, where "eight or nine other guys are all in the same situation." "We're all like one big Breakfast Club in there," he said.
"I saw the guy coming in . . . with guards. . . and roaming the hallway and I invited the guy in and introduced him to a few people.
Auernheimer, accusing of computer hacking, is represented by the public defender, meaning he is indigent. He is not on house arrest and his bond conditions make no reference to electronic monitoring. Kind of curious that he's in the same place as DSK, with the ability to hang out with him and the other guys.
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