David Letterman Blackmailer 'Very Happy' to Take Plea, Avoid Trial, Friend Says

The Emmy-award winning CBS producer who pleaded guilty to attempting to extort David Letterman was "delighted" to take a plea deal and avoid a trial that could have landed him in jail for 15 years, according to a close friend. Robert "Joe" Halderman who publicly apologized Tuesday after pleading guilty in the extortion plot, was "very happy" about the plea that got him six months in jail, probation and 1,000 hours of community service, close friend and colleague Dr. Bob Arnot told "Good Morning...Full Story
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