In June last year Dodo announced he was going to name a sex club in Belgium "DSKlub", after the former IMF chief. He admitted that the choice of initials in the club's name was a reference to France's disgraced politician – a name he thought to be "commercially brilliant".
Strauss-Kahn, however did not see the funny side and immediately threatened to sue him, before the name was also banned by a Belgian court.
Dodo then said he would name another sex club in Belgium "Carlton" after the hotel in Lille where many of the orgies took place.
6. He has previous convictions:
Dodo, who says he had a “difficult upbringing” in northern France has thirteen convictions to his name including two for pimping in the French towns of Nantes and Valenciennes. He committed his first burglary at 17, frequented his first prostitute aged 18 and as a result of his convictions he’s been in prison for a total of two years.
7. He got his teeth whitened for the trial
It appears that Dodo likes to prepare meticulously. Before his big day in court in Lille, he went to Spain to have his teeth whitened, probably knowing that he would have to do plenty of smiling for the cameras at a trial that will garner huge media attention. He also revealed he has laid out his best suits for the next three weeks.
8. A varied CV
Dodo has done a few different jobs in his time before he became manager of five brothels in Belgium. He was involved in real east, he organized fashion shows at car dealerships, installing slot machines and ran a meat trade business between Mali and the Ivory Coast during the 1970s. At the turn of the 2000s he launched his business of sex clubs in Belgium where prostitution is tolerated and the laws around procurement are vague.
Dodo’s conversations with his contacts at the Carlton Hotel in Lille were recorded by police and revealed the pimp was hardly surprised when DSK was arrested in New York accused of assaulting a hotel maid. “It’s no wonder, you know, when I brought him the girls. You remember?” he was recorded telling his friend René Kojfer, who is also on trial and considered one of the key protagonists.