- Associated Press - Monday, March 10, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A Dutch academic charged with stalking a prominent economist is poised to get the New York City misdemeanor case dismissed if she goes to therapy and stays out of trouble for a year.

A Manhattan judge approved the plan for Heleen Mees’ case Monday.

Mees has taught economics at various universities. She was arrested in July on charges of bombarding economist Willem Buiter with thousands of unwanted emails, some of them threatening or sexually explicit.

Buiter is Citigroup Inc.’s chief economist.

Mees’ lawyer, Ira London, has said she and Buiter had a mutual relationship. London says she’s delighted and feels vindicated that the case is on track to be dismissed.

Buiter didn’t immediately respond to a message Monday. The bank declined to comment.