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Cheat Sheet: July 26, 2013

Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to be tried for pimping

Ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be tried in France no pimping charges after a long inquiry into sex parties attended by the man whose presidential hopes were dashed by a separate 2011 U.S. sex scandal. Investigating judges in the case determined that Strauss-Kahn, 64, should be judged by a criminal court over allegations he was complicit in a pimping operation involving prostitutes at the Carlton hotel in the northern city of Lille. Under French law, pimping is a broad crime that encompasses aiding or encouraging prostitution. Strauss-Kahn will stand trial on the more serious charge of “aggravated pimping,” which carries a maximum term of 10 years in prison and a 1.5 million euros ($2 million) fine. (Source)

Ariel Castro pleads guilty

Ariel Castro, charged with the abduction of three women in Cleveland, pleaded guilty Friday in a deal with prosecutors that could spare him the death penalty. The deal called for life in prison without the chance for parole plus 1,000 years. The judge will hand down the final sentence on Aug. 1. Castro, 53, pleaded guilty to 937 criminal counts, including kidnapping, rape and aggravated murder. By accepting a plea deal, the three victims in the case—Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight—will not have to testify in court. (Source)

Virginia Beach not expecting crowds promoted by flier

City officials say they aren’t expecting hordes of young people at the Oceanfront this weekend associated with an anonymous flier that popped up on social media sites earlier this month that promoted this weekend as part two of the unruly event in April known as “College Beach Weekend 2013.” However, officials say they are ready if it happens. During part one of the college beach weekend, an estimated 40,000 people descended on the Oceanfront, and police responded to three shootings, three stabbings and three robberies and arrested 148 people. (Source)

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