Only Two Cops Guarding Strauss-Kahn's Place
By Ben Fractenberg
DOWNTOWN — At least it's not costing New Yorkers much to keep an eye on Dominque Strauss-Kahn.
Kelly said there would even be “less of commitment” by the NYPD once the media circus camped outside of his building starts to die down.
The revelations came as it emerged that the IMF, which is partly funded by American taxpayers, is on the hook for a $250,000 severance package for the accused sex fiend.
Strauss-Kahn has been at 71 Broadway since last Friday when he was allowed to leave Rikers Island on the condition he find a permanent residence where he can be under 24 hour supervision.
He was originally going to stay at a building on East 65th Street but tenants objected.
He is currently in a residence owned by the security company hired to monitor him, Stroz Friedberg, but is looking for a permanent space where he can stay during his trial.
Strauss-Kahn was supposed to have the new location figured out by Tuesday, but is having trouble finding a building that will accept him.
When asked if there is a possibility Strauss-Kahn could end up back in Rikers if he is unable to find a place to live, Kelly said he has “every confidence” he would find a place to stay in the city.