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LOUISVILLE, KY. (AP) - A federal judge is set to sentence the woman convicted of trying to extort millions in cash, cars and a house from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.
A jury convicted Sypher in August of extortion, lying to the FBI and retaliation against a witness. Prosecutors say Sypher wanted Pitino to pay for her silence about a sexual encounter between the two at a Louisville restaurant in 2003.
Since being convicted, Sypher has changed attorneys and alleged a wide-ranging conspiracy theory involving the judge, prosecutors, her former attorneys and Pitino aimed at ensuring she would be found guilty.
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