Couple convicted of extortion attempt on star

A host of top-name celebrities are calling Michigan their temporary home these days as they shoot movies, but at least one actor is relieved to be leaving the Wolverine State.

The Associated Press reports that a Marquette jury convicted a couple in the attempted extortion of John Stamos, “after a trial full of allegations about cocaine, strippers and unflattering photos.”

Federal prosecutors say Allison Coss and Scott Sippola demanded $680,000 from the “ER” and “Full House” star or they would sell six-year-old embarrassing pictures to the tabloids. The FBI says there were no bad photos.

Coss and Sippola were found guilty [Thursday] of conspiracy and using e-mail to threaten a person’s reputation. Coss met Stamos in Florida in 2004 when she was 17. Stamos denied using drugs.


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