Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DEVELOPING: Sypher Gets New Representation

((HT: WDRB/Fox 41 Louisville))

In a few days, Karen Cunagin Sypher is supposed to be sentenced for her conviction in her extortion trial of Rick Pitino. She has now fired her old lawyer... and James Earhart didn't even know he was out of a job...

In August, a jury convicted Sypher of extortion, lying to the FBI, and retaliating against a witness.

She walked into the U.S. District Court with Jim Faller, an attorney from the group U.S. Justice Watch.

Faller filed three motions -- the first to remove her previous attorney James Earhart, the second to remove Judge Charles Simpson. The legal team claims the judge is directly tied to the University of Louisville. They want a special judge assigned and her conviction tossed out.

How 'bout that...
The HQ doesn't think it'll amount to anything, but hey, it's worth a shot, right...?

Here's Bennett Haeberle in front of the courthouse...

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