Lester Arrested, Bad News for Sypher

So Lester’s crowing to the feds, and it doesn’t look to be a good turn of events for Karen Cunagin Sypher.

On Wednesday, Lester Goetzinger, who lives in J-town, was arrested on charges he made three phone calls on Sypher’s behalf, threatening to make public claims (still mysterious) about events that occurred involving U of L Coach Rick Pitino in 2003.

Goetzinger, once described as a friend of Sypher’s, is getting off easy with the opportunity to do a pretrial diversion and avoid fines or imprisonment. His testimony in Sypher’s extortion trial, however, could help put Sypher behind bars. That trial, originally scheduled to begin next week, has been postponed and there’s no new date set.

She’s facing seven years if convicted, though she’s been telling media in interviews that her story, when it comes out, will vindicate her.