Woman in Rick Pitino case seeks appeal

Updated: February 21, 2011, 4:31 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The woman convicted of trying to extort cash and cars from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is preparing to appeal the case.

Lawyer David Nolan, who represents Karen Cunagin Sypher, on Monday filed a two-page notice of appeal in U.S. District Court in Louisville. The documents say they will ask the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to consider the case.

A judge on Friday sentenced Sypher to 87 months in federal prison for trying to get millions ...

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