Karen Sypher continues to deny charges - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Karen Sypher continues to deny charges


The woman charged with trying to extort millions from Rick Pitino continues to say she's innocent.

Karen Sypher's attorney, James Earhart, filed a five-page brief in federal court Thursday.  It lists the charges against her, what prosecutors must prove to find her guilty, and includes a single sentence saying she denies the charges.

The brief said little else about Sypher's defense.

She is accused of trying to extort $10 million from the U of L basketball coach.  Prosecutors claim she wanted the money in exchange for her silence about their 2003 sexual encounter.

Jury selection starts Monday, with opening arguments set for July 26th.

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