Mich. pair lose appeal in John Stamos extortion

Mich. pair lose appeal in John Stamos extortion

Mich. pair lose appeal in John Stamos extortion

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Associated Press

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 11:21 AM

MARQUETTE, Mich.—A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of a man and woman from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula who were accused of trying to blackmail actor John Stamos.

A three-judge panel in Cincinnati rejected challenges to the indictment Monday as well as claims that Allison Coss and Scott Sippola should have received a break at sentencing for accepting responsibility.
They were sentenced to four years in prison in 2010 after a jury convicted them of conspiracy and using email to threaten a person’s reputation. Coss and Sippola threatened to sell old photos of Stamos with strippers and cocaine to the tabloids unless he paid $680,000. The FBI said the photos didn’t exist.
Stamos met Coss in Florida in 2004 and they became friends.

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