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Sypher wants Pitino extortion trial moved

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The woman accused of attempting to extort
money from University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick
Pitino is asking a judge to move her trial out of Louisville.
The attorney for Karen Cunigan Sypher filed a motion in U.S.
District Court on Friday that asks that the June trial be moved to
Bowling Green or Owensboro. She argues extensive media coverage
would make it difficult to find impartial jurors.
Assistant U.S. Attorney John Kuhn told The Courier-Journal on
Saturday that the government will oppose the move, but said he will
explain why in a filed response with the court next week.
Sypher has pleaded not guilty to trying to extort money from
Pitino, retaliating against a witness and lying to the FBI. She is
accused of demanding college tuition for her children, her house to
be paid off and $10 million.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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