ABC News’ Lauren Pearle reports:
As part of his expected plea this afternoon, Robert Halderman will receive a six month jail sentence, serve 4 1/2 years probation and complete 1,000 hours of community service. He had originally faced up to 15 years in prison.
The guilty plea is to 2nd degree attempted grand larceny. Halderman is waiving any appeal.
Here’s the NY statute defining 2nd degree grand larceny, which includes extortion. Sentencing for this crime is up to 15 years, but determined by a court.
§ 155.40 Grand larceny in the second degree.
A person is guilty of grand larceny in the second degree when he
steals property and when:
1. The value of the property exceeds fifty thousand dollars; or
2. The property, regardless of its nature and value, is obtained by
extortion committed by instilling in the victim a fear that the actor or
another person will (a) cause physical injury to some person in the
future, or (b) cause damage to property, or (c) use or abuse his
position as a public servant by engaging in conduct within or related to
his official duties, or by failing or refusing to perform an official
duty, in such manner as to affect some person adversely.
Grand larceny in the second degree is a class C felony.
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