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Charges against Strauss-Kahn may be dropped

(CNN) - The sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former chief of the International Monetary Fund, may soon be dropped.

Attorneys for Strauss-Kahn's accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, say they received a letter inviting the hotel housekeeper to meet with prosecutors Monday for an update on the case.  

They say the tone of Friday's letter suggests that the district attorney plans to drop the criminal case. A status hearing on the case has been set for Tuesday.

Strauss-Kahn has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and lawyers say any sexual encounter with Diallo was consensual.

The accusations against the Frenchman first surfaced in May.

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