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VIDALIA, La. (KNOE 8 News & AP) - A federal judge has denied one-time Concordia Parish sheriff candidate Jim Whittington a new trial for his lawsuit alleging he was the victim of a law enforcement vendetta by former Concordia Sheriff Randy Maxwell.

A federal jury ruled against Whittington in April, and shortly thereafter he filed an appeal. Whittington said a new trial is justified because of a videotape made in 2008 of then-candidate for District Attorney Brad Burget speaking about his role in a case against Whittington.

Whittington alleged the video showed Burget committed perjury at trial. However, The Natchez Democrat reports U.S. District Judge Dee Drell ruled against Whittington's appeal Friday. Dress wrote that the evidence does not prove perjury on Burget's part.

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