Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Karen Sypher Has Been Down This Road Before

((HT: WDRB-Fox 41 Louisville))

Federal prosecutors say Karen Sypher had, on one other occasion at least, had tried to extort money from a man before using a similar alleged scheme on Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino.

In a brief filed in U.S. District Court, prosecutors said Karen Sypher tried to extort an auto glass salesman in 1999.

The brief was filed in advance of Sypher's July 26th trial on charges she attempted to extort $10 million from Pitino last year, and then lied to the FBI about it when questioned.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. says in the brief that the earlier case, which resulted in a civil lawsuit but not criminal charges, will be introduced at the trial.

Sypher has pleaded not guilty.

Here's the full text of the leagl brief...
And here's the text of the jury instructions...

Here's Melanie Kahn's story from WHAS-TV on the evening the indictment was handed down... fun times in Louisville...

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