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James Peck, Judge In Lehman Brothers Case, Charged With Hitting Wife

03/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The federal court judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of Lehman Brothers was arrested on Saturday after allegedly hitting his wife.

James M. Peck, 63, is charged with third-degree attempted assault and second-degree harassment after a fight with his wife, Judith, according to the complaint filed in New York State Supreme Court. Judge Peck slapped her in the face, causing bruising. (Read the complaint after the jump.)

Mrs. Peck was taken to a hospital for treatment. Judge Peck was released without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on March 16, a spokeswoman for New York City District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau told DealBook.

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