Robert Halderman pleads guilty in Letterman blackmail case

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The man accused of trying to blackmail comedian David Letterman pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny at a hearing Tuesday afternoon.

Robert “Joe” Halderman, a CBS news producer, was to be sentenced to six months in jail, five years’ probation and 1,000 hours of community service.

Halderman had been accused of trying to extort $2 million Letterman to keep quiet about the sexual affairs of the “Late Show” host.

Letterman revealed the alleged extortion plot on his CBS show in October and admitted to affairs with female staffers.

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