It was good news and bad news on Thursday, May 19, for Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The former managing director of the International Monetary Fund was indicted on seven counts stemming from his alleged assault of a hotel worker, but then he was granted bail of $1 million with a $5 million bond. He will remain under house arrest with a 24-hour armed guard; he faces up to 25 years in prison if found guilty of all charges against him.
As Strauss-Kahn's legal saga continues, here is a guide to the cast of characters who will no doubt be making multiple appearances:
Anne Sinclair: Born in New York, the former French-television journalist has rented a Manhattan apartment for her husband while he awaits trial. She married Strauss-Kahn in 1991 and has stood by him during previous alleged indiscretions. "I don't believe for a single second the accusations of sexual assault by my husband," she said in a statement. "I am certain his innocence will be proved."
Camille Strauss-Kahn: DSK's daughter by a previous marriage arrived at her father's indictment arm in arm with her stepmother Anne Sinclair. Taking after her father an alumnus of the elite Sciences Po in Paris, which trains France's future politicians and bureaucrats she is a graduate student in political science at Columbia University.
Benjamin Brafman: DSK's criminal-defense lawyer. Brafman got Sean "Diddy" Combs acquitted of weapons and bribery charges in 1999 but didn't have as much luck with football player Plaxico Burress in 2009. He was also one of the many lawyers hired by Michael Jackson when the late pop star faced child-molestation charges.
John "Artie" McDonnell: The assistant district attorney who has been assigned the case previously prosecuted the "Midtown Madam," Kristin Davis, and Wilfredo Rosario, an NYPD cop convicted of on-the-job sex abuse. A graduate of George Washington University, McDonnell was admitted to the New York Bar in 2005.
Cyrus R. Vance Jr.: District attorney of New York since 2010, Vance is a former litigator and Yale and Georgetown Law graduate. He is the son of former U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance.
Jeffrey Shapiro: A personal-injury lawyer, Shapiro is representing the hotel worker, although she has not filed any civil case. "She does not have relatives here. She does not have family. She is extremely vulnerable here," Shapiro has said of her. He is helping her pro bono.
The Sofitel hotel worker: A single mother of a teenage daughter, who reportedly left Guinea for New York City seven years ago, she is currently under the protection of the DA's office. According to a Sofitel manager, she had worked at the hotel for three years and was "completely satisfactory in terms of her work and behavior."