John Stamos (Nov. 15, 2008)
Updated: Monday, 12 Jul 2010, 2:58 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 12 Jul 2010, 2:57 PM EDT
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - A jury has been selected in the trial of a Michigan couple charged with conspiring to extort money from actor John Stamos in exchange for photos they claimed showed him with cocaine and strippers.
A jury of eight men, four women and four alternates was seated Monday in the trial that began Monday in federal court in Marquette, Mich., and is expected to last two or three days.
Opening arguments are expected Monday afternoon.
Allison Coss and Scott Sippola are accused of trying to squeeze $680,000 out of the "Full House" and "ER" star.
Federal prosecutors say the photos don't exist but the couple claims the photos were lost or destroyed during an FBI raid.
Defense attorneys say the couple offered Stamos a chance to buy the pictures but that it wasn't extortion.