John Stamos Extortionists Get Four Years in Prison

John Stamos

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10/08/2010 AT 5:15 PM ET

Don’t mess with Uncle Jesse.

The Michigan couple who attempted to extort $680,000 from former Full House actor John Stamos learned the hard way. Allison Coss and Scott Sippola, who were convicted in July of conspiracy and using email to threaten a person’s reputation, each received four-year prison terms on Friday.

“The defendants’ strategy consisted of lying and inventing stories at trial in a bid to confuse and incite the jury,” Stamos, 47, said in a statement read in court (he wasn’t present). “I was forced to watch [Coss] slander me at trial with impunity while the press reported their fabricated allegations.”


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