Woman convicted in Pitino case wants new trial

The woman convicted of attempting to extort money from

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has made

another request for a new trial, saying she has evidence that casts

doubt on key witness testimony.

A judge has already rejected two other attempts by Karen Cunagin

Sypher to win a new trial since her August conviction.

Her attorney, David Nolan, claims more than one person called

Pitino and threatened to expose his one-night stand with Sypher in

2003. That contradicts testimony by a Sypher acquaintance who said

he made all three threatening calls.

Sypher was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for

extortion, lying to the FBI and retaliation against a witness.

Prosecutors said she sought millions in cash, cars and a house from

Pitino to stay quiet.