Dominique Strauss-Kahn (C), head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), departs a New York Police Department precinct in New York late May 15, 2011. Strauss-Kahn makes his first appearance in court on Monday since being accused of trying to rape a hotel maid in a case that sent shockwaves through French politics and left the IMF in turmoil. A handcuffed and drained Strauss-Kahn, whose hopes of becoming France's next president appear to have been wrecked, was seen in public for the first time since his arrest when he was taken to the booking station at Manhattan Criminal Court on Sunday night.