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Judge denies motion for new Brett Parker gambling trial

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A federal judge has rejected motions filed by Brett Parker's attorneys for a new gambling trial.

Parker's attorneys made the request after witness Ben Staples was charged with fraud. The Securities and Exchange Commission says Staples was part of a scheme that took millions of dollars from terminally ill patients.

Parker's attorneys argued that knowledge of a federal investigation into Staples would have been a key detail to have during cross examination.

They say it could have changed the outcome of the trial.

Parker, his father, and another man were convicted  of running a sports betting ring in September.

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