Defense seeking delay for trial of woman accused of trying to extort Rick Pitino

Karen Sypher

FILE- In this April 24, 2009, file photo, Karen Cunagin Sypher, listens as her attorney speaks to the media outside Gene Snyder Courthouse following a court appearance in Louisville, Ky., Cunagin Sypher has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of trying to extort money from Rick Pitino and of lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon, File)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The defense is asking for at least a
month delay in the trial of Karen Cunagin Sypher, accused of trying
to extort money from University of Louisville men's basketball
coach Rick Pitino.
The Courier-Journal reported attorney James Earhart filed a
motion on Friday in which he said he needs more time to review
evidence provided by prosecutors. The motion requests a delay of
trial to "no sooner than" July 1.
Sypher's trial on an extortion charge is now scheduled to begin
June 1 before U.S. District Court Judge Charles Simpson III. Sypher
is also charged with lying to the FBI and in a second extortion
count, accused of having her divorce lawyer demand $10 million
dollars for her silence in a letter to Pitino.
Earhart earlier filed a motion to move the trial out of
Information from: The Courier-Journal,

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 92093429 -
Gray Television, Inc.