Lawyer Asks Court to Drop Letterman Extort Charges

The television news producer accused of trying to blackmail David Letterman asked a judge today to dismiss the charges against him, claiming he was only trying to sell the talk show host a screenplay. The lawyer for CBS News producer Robert "Joe" Halderman told reporters that his client "did not break the law," but was looking to do business with Letterman. Prosecutors, however, contend Halderman tried to get Letterman to pay him $2 million to keep his affairs with female staffers a...Full Story
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