Stamos Case Nears End

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 The government is expected to call more witnesses as the trial for two accused of plotting to extort $680,000 from actor John Stamos winds down. U.S. District Judge Allan Edgar says he expects the jury to get the case Thursday.It’s being heard in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Allison Coss and Scott Sippola are charged with conspiracy and two counts of extortion. The Marquette couple could get up to five years in prison on the conspiracy charge and two years on each extortion count if convicted.

stamos john ap1 Stamos Case Nears EndDefense lawyers have portrayed Stamos as a promiscuous drug user – allegations he denied while testifying. Federal agents emphatically denied destroying evidence after a sting operation to snare the defendants. The “Full House” and “ER” star is preparing to join the Fox show “Glee.”

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