Letterman Blackmailer to Plead Guilty Today

Deal for Robert Halderman includes 6 months in prison
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2010 12:16 PM CST
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(Newser) – Accused David Letterman blackmailer Robert Halderman will have that “accused” dropped today when he pleads guilty to extorting the late night host for $2 million. According to details of the deal obtained by the New York Post, Halderman will serve 6 months in jail and 4½ years of probation, and do 1,000 hours of community service; with credit for good behavior, his jail time will likely drop to 4 months. Halderman is expected to allocute this afternoon in New York Supreme Court.

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