Former Egypt Bank Chairman Attempts To One-Up Dominique Strauss-Kahn

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Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar, 74, chairman of El-Mex Salines Co [and] the former chairman of the Egyptian American Bank and the Federation of Egyptian Banks, was arrested yesterday after a 44 year-old female maid alleged he attacked her May 29, according to a police department spokesman. Officers were called to the hotel, located in midtown Manhattan, after she informed security of an alleged incident when she went to Omar’s room after he requested tissues. Police charged Omar with sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment, forcible touch and harassment. He allegedly asked the maid for her telephone number and she gave a false one before leaving the room, police said. [Bloomberg]

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