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Karen Cunagin Sypher seeks new trial

Updated: January 6, 2011, 10:43 AM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The woman convicted of trying to extort Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is asking a federal judge for a new trial and to allow an outside examination of evidence in her case.

Karen Cunagin Sypher's new legal team filed the request late Wednesday night, saying Pitino, prosecutors and businesses in Louisville "worked to ensure they destroy" Sypher, who accused Pitino of forcing her to have sex in a restaurant in 2003. Pitino was never charged.

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