- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2011

LOUISVILLE, KY. (AP) - 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.

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