LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A woman accused of trying to extort money
from Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has been indicted on charges of extortion and lying to the FBI.
A federal grand jury indicted Karen Cunagin Sypher on Tuesday. Sypher is the estranged wife of Louisville equipment manager Tim Sypher.
A criminal complaint filed in federal court last month says Tim Sypher brought Pitino a written list of demands from his wife including a house, cars and money. It says Sypher wanted college tuition for her children, two cars of her choice, her house paid off and $3,000 per month.
The complaint says those demands were later withdrawn when she
asked for $10 million instead. It isn't clear why she was demanding the money. Court documents say only that Pitino believed it was related to an encounter in 2003.
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