Charges dropped against politician's wife

May 13, 2009 4:45:35 AM PDT
Domestic battery charges were dismissed Tuesday against the wife of former Cook County Republican Party Chairman Gary Skoien. He failed to show up in court Tuesday to testify against his estranged wife, Eni, and prosecutors say he was the only witness in the case.

He had accused her of beating him with her fists and a toy guitar inside their home back in March.

His wife accused him of having an affair with several prostitutes. Skoien says the allegations are not true.