"Strauss-Kahn isn't negotiating with Serbian government"

Former IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn "might become an adviser to the Serbian government, the Belgrade-based newspaper Danas writes on Tuesday.

Source: AFP, Danas, VIP

"Serb Progressive Party leader Aleksandar Vučić mentioned at Friday's meeting of the party's main board the possibility that a foreigner might be appointed to that important office in a reshuffled government," the daily writes, and adds:

"Informed sources told Danas that this expert, whose appointment, Vučić said, would come as a veritable bombshell, is Dominique Strauss-Kahn."

The daily described the article as "an exclusive report" and carried it on the front page.

But a source close to Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday spoke for AFP and denied that he was negotiating with the Serbian authorities.

Meanwhile, an unnamed source from the Serbian government told the news agency that the former IMF chief was offered a position.

"We talked... but nothing is certain. We made the first contact, but it's a lot of money," the source was quoted as saying.

On July 12, reports in Russia said Strauss-Kahn had received a place on the board of supervisors of the All-Russia Regions Development Bank, owned by Rosneft.

Strauss-Kahn, who was in 2011 accused in a separate sex scandal in the U.S., was on Friday indicted in France on pimping charges.

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