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HE GETS BAIL

NEW YORK (AP) - A judge has agreed to free former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn from a New York City jail on the condition that he remain under house arrest.

A prosecutor said today that a grand jury had indicted him in connection with an alleged attack on a hotel maid. He has been behind bars since Saturday.

The judge set bail at $1 million, and approved an elaborate arrangement under which the 62-year-old diplomat and banker would be confined to a private apartment in Manhattan and monitored by armed guards.

Strauss-Kahn will also have to take out a $5 million insurance bond. Prosecutors have said he should remain behind bars. Strauss-Kahn resigned his IMF post late yesterday.

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