Jodie Sweetin's former fiancé Justin Hodak was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison after pleading "no contest" on two felony charges.

On Friday (5 May), Hodak, 40, appeared in a Van Nuys, California courtroom, where he was found guilty on possession of a deadly weapon and falsifying evidence by threatening a witness with force or implied force, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Hodak will be under probation for five years following his release and will complete a 52-week domestic violence treatment programme. Stalking charges against Hodak were dismissed as a part of his plea deal but he has to obey a protective order and refrain from releasing any images or videos he possesses of Sweetin, 35, when he is on probation.

Hodak has been banned from owning "dangerous or deadly weapons" and ordered to turn in his 9mm semi-automatic gun to Los Angeles Police Department, E! News reports, citing court documents. He has to submit proof to the courtroom regarding the same when he appears at his next court hearing on 12 May.

Sweetin and Hodak got engaged in January 2016 after dating for two years but she broke off the engagement earlier in March.

Days after the cancellation of the engagement, Hodak was arrested at the Fuller House star's property and the Los Angeles Police Department was called as he allegedly threatened to commit suicide. The authorities found a firearm at Sweetin's property that belonged to Hodak, who was previously convicted on felony charges. A day later, Sweetin received an emergency protective order against Hodak, but he violated the order by showing up at her house and was arrested for violating the restraining order against him.

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Jodie Sweetin called off her engagement to Justin Hodak earlier in March. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters