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Prosecution Drops Wire Fraud Charge Against Robert Blagojevich

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    Robert Blagojevich, brother of the embattled former governor, has one less charge to worry about in his corruption trial.

    Prosecutors dropped Count 13, Wire Fraud, against the head of the Blagojevich fund raising arm. The charge related to a December 4, 2008 phone call in which both brothers allegedly schemed to receive political donations from Jesse Jackson Jr. in exchange for an appointment.

    It's unclear why the prosecution dropped this count against Robert, but not for Rod.