1. Intrigue

    DSK Suspected His Phone Was Hacked

    Doninique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the IMF, makes comments to members of the media after returning to the house where he is staying in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York following his appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court, Tuesday, Aug.  23, 2011. A New York judge dismissed the sexual assault case against Strauss-Kahn, but the order is on hold until an appeals court rules on his accuser's request for a special prosecutor. (AP Photo/David Karp)

    David Karp / AP

    A detailed report from The New York Review of Books raises questions—and the specter of political intrigue—in the case of former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Several sources say Strauss-Kahn had been tipped off on the morning of his arrest that his BlackBerry had been hacked and a personal email read aloud in the office of President Sarkozy's party. The supposedly hacked phone was never found, but BlackBerry records indicate its GPS was disabled shortly after Strauss-Kahn left the hotel. The hotel's electronic-key-card records raise further questions. For instance, who was in the neighboring room 2820, which Diallo entered both before and after entering Strauss-Kahn's room? Diallo lied to the grand jury about entering the room, and the hotel refuses to say who was staying there.

    Read it at The New York Review of Books