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Man charged with aiding and abetting

Updated: June 25, 2009, 9:18 AM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Federal prosecutors have charged a Kentucky man with helping an alleged extortion attempt against University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino.

Lester Goetzinger is charged with aiding and abetting 49-year-old Karen Cunagin Sypher in her alleged attempt to extort millions from Pitino.

Court papers filed late Wednesday show prosecutors have reached a deal with Goetzinger that requires him to go through a pretrial diversion program. The deal means charges against Goetzinger ...

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