LOUISVILLE — A federal judge has indefinitely postponed Karen Sypher's sentencing for extortion because her new lawyer is not licensed to practice.
Judge Charles R. Simpson III said in an order Friday that an official with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals advised that David Nolan was suspended from practice on Oct. 1 for failing to pay his bar dues.
James Faller founded the organization that retained Nolan for Sypher. He told The Courier-Journal the bar just hadn't processed Nolan's check yet. He said Nolan will fix the problem and continue to represent Sypher.
She was to be sentenced Wednesday on her conviction for trying to extort millions of dollars from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.