A Michigan couple that tried to blackmail John Stamos was convicted of conspiracy and using email to threaten a person's reputation today.
In December, Allison Coss and Scott Sippola were arrested for asking $680,000 from the actor in exchange for supposedly compromising photos they possessed of him.
On the stand this week, Stamos admitted to meeting Coss on vacation a few years ago and keeping in contact with her - but vehmently denied allegations of drug use and inappropriate sexual behavior.
Following this testimony, as well as investigations that did not turn up any of the comprosing evidence against Stamos the couple claimed to have, a jury found the defendents guilty. They are headed to jail.
"I would like to thank the court, the FBI and the US Attorney's office for their swift and efficient dealings in connection with this case," Stamos said in a statement.
"The allegations made regarding an inappropriate relationship are completely untrue. "These slanderous allegations to smear my reputation were part of their defense to redirect attention away from the federal crime of extortion. There was no hot tub, no drugs, no nudity and nothing sexual in nature involved in my friendship with this woman. They lied about everything from a pregnancy to compromising photos.
I'm grateful these two criminals have been found guilty and I plan to go home to be with my family and friends and prepare to get back to work."
That work will include a guest-starring stint on Glee this fall.