New charges filed against Stamos’ ‘extortionists’

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Michigan residents Scott Sippola and Allison Coss on an extortion charge on 2 December (09) after they allegedly threatened to release the snaps of the ER star unless he handed over $680,000 (£425,000).

Coss and Sippola were released on bond on 3 December (09), but their legal troubles mounted on Monday (19Apr10) when authorities charged the pair with using interstate commerce to make the threat.

According to an affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun, the pictures in question were taken in 2004, when Stamos attended a Florida party with Coss and her pal. A spokesperson for the actor has insisted there is nothing embarrassing about the images.