The TV producer, who plead guilty to trying to extort $2 million from David Letterman, began a six-month jail sentence Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.
Robert "Joe" Halderman's time behind bars will be followed...read more
A 48 Hours Mystery producer entered a plea deal Tuesday in the David Letterman extortion case that entails six months in jail.
Robert "Joe" Halderman pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny in a Manhattan court. Under the deal, he will also get five years' probation and must perform 1,000 hours of community service.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said Halderman's guilty plea sent a strong message about the city's intolerance of extortion. He also applauded Letterman. "By not giving in to the defendant's extortionate demands for millions of dollars, and instead taking the courageous step of reporting the crime to law enforcement, Mr. Letterman risked...read more