LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The attorney for a woman charged with
trying to extort University of Louisville basketball coach Rick
Pitino wants thousands of pages of evidence excluded from the
James Earhart, who represents Karen Cunagin Sypher, said in a
motion filed late Tuesday night that prosecutors have turned over
about 3,100 pages of evidence since March. Earhart says the large
volume of documents, including phone records, photos and medical
records, makes it difficult to review all the material so close to
the trial date.
Along with extortion, Sypher has pleaded not guilty to charges
of retaliating against a witness and lying to the FBI. She is
accused of demanding from Pitino college tuition for her children,
her house to be paid off and $10 million.
Testimony in the trial is scheduled to begin July 26.
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