[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website] on Thursday granted federal prosecutors’ motion to dismiss three charges against former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich [JURIST news archive] in an apparent effort to simply their case before the April 20 retrial. Judge James Zagel agreed to dismiss [Chicago Tribune report] charges of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy and one count of wire fraud, each carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, but Blagojevich…

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