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Strauss-Kahn case 'may be dropped'

The sexual assault case against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn is likely to be dropped by New York prosecutors, an official close to the case said.

The source claimed prosecutors will probably tell his accuser today that they will not pursue the case because of doubts about her credibility and a lack of evidence proving a forced sexual encounter.

A lawyer for Strauss-Kahn did not immediately respond after the New York Post first reported prosecutors' likely decision. The Manhattan District Attorney's office has also declined to comment.

Strauss-Kahn has been accused of trying to rape a hotel maid. He denies the charges.