IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released from jail late Friday on a million-dollar bail after a last-minute scramble to find a place for him to live in New York, officials said, dpa reported.
The New York City Department of Corrections confirmed that Strauss-Kahn had posted court-required bail of 1 million dollars cash and 5 million dollars in property bonds, and was released, six days after his arrest on suspicion of attempted rape.
The New York District Attorney's office said the French politician and economist would be "going to a temporary location upon his release."
Efforts to find a location where he could stay under strict surveillance during the months of legal process leading up to his trial hit a bump on Friday.
Residents of a tony Upper East Side apartment building objected to the rental by his wife, Anne Sinclair, of two apartments for the duration out of concern about the media onslaught that has followed his case, a court official told The New York Times.
Strauss-Kahn was indicted this week on seven charges related to the alleged sexual assault against a hotel housekeeper.