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Bulk of government's charges against Bonds remain intact

Updated: November 24, 2008, 7:02 PM ET
By Mark Fainaru-Wada | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- As the Barry Bonds perjury case continues to move toward a March 2 jury trial, the judge on Monday dismissed three of the 15 counts but left intact the bulk of the government's charges against the former Giants slugger.

Judge Susan Illston dropped one count because it was duplicitous, another because Bonds' answer before the BALCO grand jury was too vague and a third because the government's question was ambiguous. She also ordered two other counts merged.

Illston ...

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