Madoff Judge Charged 'Defending' Self Against Wife

Federal judge is overseeing Lehman case, too
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Feb 3, 2009 10:58 AM CST
The bankruptcy judge claims he was defending himself in the domestic incident.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)
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(Newser) – The bankruptcy judge presiding over the Bernie Madoff and Lehman Brothers proceedings has his own legal woes after bruising his wife's jaw in what he describes as a slapfest, the New York Post reports. After James Peck's wife arrived home late on her birthday, the couple fought over a ladder. "We slapped each other back and forth," Peck says, insisting, "I was defending myself."