Jury selection to start in Pitino extortion trial

Questions about sex, basketball and the
University of Louisville will mark the start of jury selection in
the case of a woman charged with trying to extort basketball coach
Rick Pitino.

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)

Questions about sex, basketball and the
University of Louisville will mark the start of jury selection in
the case of a woman charged with trying to extort basketball coach
Rick Pitino.
Attorneys will begin selecting jurors Monday to decide the fate
of Karen Cunagin Sypher, who also faces charges of retaliating
against a witness and lying to the FBI. The process of weeding out
jurors deemed unfit to hear the case is expected to last two days.
Opening statements are set to take place July 26.
Sypher has pleaded not guilty. She is accused of demanding
college tuition for her children, her house to be paid off and $10
million.

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