Michigan Couple Guilty Of Blackmailing John Stamos; Loses Appeal
The blackmail charges against a U.P. couple stand; A Federal Appeals Court leaves the charges stand against the couple who is charged with trying to extort money from 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.
The couple threatened to release alleged photos of John Stamos that were incriminating in nature; Police say that that the photos don’t exist.
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.