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The man who tried to extort $2 million from David Letterman is going to jail.
Robert "Joe" Halderman, the former CBS News producer who pled guilty to one count of attempted first-degree larceny in March, after attempting to get the late-night host to pay up for info about his infidelities, was sentenced to six months in the slammer Tuesday.
Halderman faced a maximum of 15 years had the case gone to trial, but entered into a plea deal, which significantly shortened his sentence. Supreme Court Judge Charles H. Solomon also ordered the Emmy-winning producer to four and a half years' probation and 1,000 hours of community service.
"So right now that's what we're doing, we're putting the thing back together to see what it's gonna look like—is it viable, is it something that can be satisfying and fulfilling," he told his audience after the incident was exposed.
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