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Karen Sypher's attorney talks about conviction

Just days after his client was convicted of extortion, Karen Sypher's attorney is speaking out.

Sypher was found guilty last week on three counts of trying to extort money from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.

In an interview with a Louisville TV station, attorney Jim Earhart said he told Sypher to be ready to take the stand, but he never called any witnesses.

Earhart says he made that decision because two of Sypher's interviews were played in court and there wasn't anything left to say.

Earhart says he plans to appeal Sypher's conviction, but that can't happen until after her sentencing on October 27.

Sypher faces up to 26 years in prison.


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