Charges dropped against NY Times columnist, wife

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Posted: Jun 22, 2011 2:50 PM
Charges dropped against NY Times columnist, wife

Connecticut prosecutors have dismissed a criminal case stemming from a domestic dispute last month between a New York Times technology columnist and his wife.

Attorneys for David Pogue and his wife, Jennifer, said both sides wanted to drop disorderly conduct charges against each other. Prosecutors agreed and the case was dismissed Wednesday during brief proceedings at Norwalk Superior Court.

Pogue and his wife had been issued misdemeanor summonses after a confrontation May 16 in their Westport home, which the couple shared as they pursued divorce proceedings.

David Pogue's attorney, Mark Sherman, said Wednesday that Pogue is relieved and the outcome was what he was hoping for.

Attorney Wayne Keeney, who represents Jennifer Pogue, said neither spouse wanted to pursue the charges against the other, but that prosecutors recommended family counseling.