Actor John Stamos’s Extortionists Get Four Years Prison TermOctober 9th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez
A couple hailing from Michigan who attempted to extort a whopping $680,000 from actor John Stamos have finally learnt their lesson the hard way. The pair Allison Coss and Scott Sippola, each received a jail term of four years in the case on Friday dashing their hope of getting a prison term of less than two years. The couple were convicted in the month of July of charges of conspiracy and threatening a person’s reputation with the help of e-mail.
The couple were handed out the four year sentencing in a packed courtroom on Friday by U.S. District Judge R. Allan Edgar. Although John Stamos was not present in the court during Friday’s hearing, a statement was read out by his attorney Paul Lochner in which the ‘Full House’ star emphasized that the Michigan couple had deliberately attempted to damage his reputation by lying and making up stories during the trial with an aim to confuse and incite the jury. During the Friday’s hearing, Allison Coss was visibly shaken and she was too disturbed to even talk to the judge before the sentencing was announced. In the meanwhile, in the court papers that was filed some time last week, Scott Sippola expressed his apology for his acts while adding that he had exploited the personal information about a stranger for his own financial gain.
According to prosecutors, the couple had threatened John Stamos that they would sell compromising pictures of him snorting cocaine as well as with strippers if he did not pay them the amount that they demanded. On Friday, the court ruled that such photos did not exist.
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