Tuesday, March 9, 2010

David Letterman Extortion Case: Blackmailer Going to Jail

Looks like the saga of the David Letterman blackmail scandal might be reaching its final chapter. Accused extorter Robert "Joe" Halderman is expected to plead guilty to second-degree larceny, which will send him to jail for six months. (That could be knocked down to four months if he gets some time off for good behavior.)

Halderman "will also serve four and a half years probation and must perform 1,000 hours of community service," according to the New York Times.

Gerard Shargel, Halderman's attorney, had stated that "I look forward to that time when I will cross examine David Letterman." Looks like he won't get his chance. Neither Shargel nor Letterman's spokesman had an immediate comment.


  1. Anonymous said...

    I'm so relieved to hear that justice has been done in this case & this prick Halderman is going to prison.

  2. Anonymous said...

    He finally got what he deserved. But it seems like the time he's gonna end up serving is too short considering the crime.

    At least he didn't get away with it and the plan his lawyer had about saying he was merely "selling" a copy of a script to Letterman, didn't work. Good.