Prosecutors in New York are asking that sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn be dismissed.  The former head of the International Monetary Fund has been accused of assaulting a maid at a posh city hotel.

FOX Business Network's Adam Shapiro is in New York, where the accuser met briefly with prosecutors on Monday...

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So what now for Strauss-Kahn?  A judge could sign off on the request as early as Tuesday, when the Frenchman is scheduled to appear in court.

FOX Business Network's Adam Shapiro says Strauss-Kahn's seemingly-derailed political aspirations might be back in play...

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Strauss-Kahn's defense attorneys, William W. Taylor and Benjamin Brafman, released this statement on the request:

"We have maintained from the beginning of this case that our client is innocent.  We also maintained that there were many reasons to believe that Mr. Strauss-Kahn's accuser was not credible.  Mr. Strauss-Kahn and his family are grateful that the District Attorney's office took our concerns seriously and concluded on its own that this case cannot proceed further.  We look forward to attending the hearing on Tuesday."