A court has denied a request by a Michigan couple, convicted of trying to extort $680,000 out of "Glee" actor John Stamos, to be released from prison while their case is on appeal.
The Mining Journal of Marquette reports the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals this week issued the decision in the case involving Allison Coss and Scott Sippola. They were each sentenced to four years in prison.
Attorney Sarah Henderson, who is representing them on appeal, argued that they should be freed, in part, because the convictions were for nonviolent offenses.
Coss and Sippola were convicted in July of conspiracy and using e-mail to threaten a person's reputation. They threatened to sell old photos of Stamos with strippers and cocaine. The FBI said such photos didn't exist.