- The Washington Times - Monday, March 16, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - A court in New York City has dismissed a case in which a federal bankruptcy judge was accused of slapping his wife.

Bankruptcy Court Judge James Peck was arrested last month and charged with attempted assault and harassment.

He has been overseeing the bankruptcy of Wall Street investment bank Lehman Brothers.

On Monday a Manhattan Criminal Court judge acting on the recommendation of prosecutors dismissed and sealed the case without comment.

Peck’s wife, Judith, had accused her 63-year-old husband of hitting her on the face with the open palm of his hand.

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