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Alleged Extortionist Tried to Cash $2 Mil Check

10/2/2009 1:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Manhattan DA's press conference over David Letterman's extortion case just ended -- and revealed Robert "Joe" Halderman was busted after he tried depositing his $2 million check. Which raises the question ... who takes a check?

Letterman presser: Click to watch
Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said three meetings were held between Halderman and Letterman's lawyers at the Essex House -- Dave was not present -- and at the 3rd meeting, the check was turned over to Halderman.

Morgenthau says Letterman's lawyer wore a wire -- and the last two meetings were audio taped.

Halderman deposited the check -- which was designed to bounce -- the next morning, yesterday, and was then arrested.

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KLOWN PATROL    

Why did I post that recipe? Because I am a flaming HOMO!

1849 days ago
17.

Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

This guy belongs on America's Dumbest Criminals.

1849 days ago
18.

Wow    

Recipe looks yummy, Chef Kooky!

David Letterman is a gasbag. He makes fun of everyone else, but while he's busy cheating on his wife. LOSER.

1849 days ago
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Alex    

1849 days ago
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suze    

He tried to cash a $2,000,000 check? HOW in the world can someone so incredibly stupid have held such a big-time job for so long? Doesn't everyone know that IF you're going to extort from someone, you get CASH? Dumba**!

1849 days ago
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Lillianne    

I guess now he's going to rehab.

1849 days ago
22.

who dat    

No kidding. For all you future extortionists, ONLY ACCEPT CASH.

1849 days ago
23.

Smooth Criminals    

Some people here need to grow up and get out in the world. This happens everyday. No, it's never wise to have an affair with your boss. These women don't sound innocent either. Many women also use sex for their advantage in the workplace too. How many of the women on cable news got their jobs because of their looks instead of their journalistic abilities?

If you're with a man for 20 years and you and your family have to practically force him into marrying you after you get pregnant and have a child, what do you expect? The handwriting is on the wall that the guy isn't into commitment. It's a page out of "How to Trap a Millionaire". IIRC Dave's wife also used to work for him.

1849 days ago
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La Toya Jackson    

BUT.. What about me? Me me me me and who?.. ME !!! .. I'm the greatest star, I am by far but no one knows it! Show me de money!! .. Buy our t shirts, dvd's, cd's and of course tickets to our up coming movie.. Cha Ching

1849 days ago
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La Toya Jackson    

Back to us !!! .. Mo Money .. Mo Money .. MUCH MO MONEY for us..

Love, The Jackson's

1849 days ago
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whocares    

I hardly see David as a victim... the media is trying to portray him as such... he is just another man who can't keep his wanker in his pants. Go stand in line with all the Republicans and Democrats that cheat on their wives, you guys should do a "creepy" perp walk.

1849 days ago
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billiejeanRIP    

who cares??? more mj news now!!

1849 days ago
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La Toya Jackson    

Time to go to rehab .. no no no ..

1849 days ago
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1849 days ago
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La Toya Jackson    

But what about ME??! .. I want mo money ..

1849 days ago
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