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Michigan pair tried to extort ... John Stamos?



Tbd-johnstamos121009 From the AP: Prosecutors have charged two people with threatening to sell photos of John Stamos unless he paid them $680,000, the AP reports. What was so bad about the photos? Nothing, apparently. How mystifying.

Allison Coss and Scott Sippola were arrested Dec. 3 on an extortion charge at an airport near Marquette, Mich. An undercover FBI agent posing as a representative of Stamos had arranged to meet them there.

Stamos' spokesman Matt Polk said there was nothing embarrassing about the images.

"At the conclusion of the investigation and hearing, the photos will be available and the public will be able to see that the photos are simply John posing with fans," Polk said.

In a court document, the FBI identified Stamos as "Mr. X," an actor, whose attorney contacted agents on Nov. 28. Stamos had received an e-mail from someone identified as "Brian L" threatening to release photos to the news media unless the actor paid $680,000, agent Leslie Hahn said in an affidavit filed in federal court in Marquette.

Stamos met Coss in Florida (of course he did) in 2004 and attended a party with her where pictures were taken, Hahn said. Coss and Sippola were released on bond on Dec. 3, but the shame of trying to sell silly party photos will follow them around long after they go to trial.

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