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Dahvi Shira
October 08, 2010 05:15 PM

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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In court papers, Sippola, 31, acknowledges his mistake. “I sought to exploit my knowledge of the personal weakness of a perfect stranger for my own undeserved financial gain,” he said. “I would be angry and hurt if that had happened to me and I am certain that Mr. Stamos feel that way towards me.”

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