MARQUETTE - The jury is deliberating in the John Stamos extortion case.
The eight men and four women charged with reaching a verdict in the case were set on their task at 10:56 a.m.
Defendants Allison Lenore Coss, 24, and Scott Edward Sippola, 31, pleaded not guilty in May to a three-count federal grand jury indictment. The couple is accused of allegedly trying to extort $680,000 from actor John Stamos. They claimed in e-mails to have allegedly compromising photos of Stamos that have never materialized.
Closing arguments lasted a little more than an hour this morning. Stamos left the courtroom as soon as the jurors began deliberating. Four alternates who had sat through testimony since Monday where excused.
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