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Suspect In Letterman Extortion Case

10/2/2009 10:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Suspect In Letterman Extortion CaseThis is the man arrested for the $2 million extortion plot against David Letterman.

Robert "Joe" Halderman -- a well-respected producer for "48 Hours" -- was busted outside CBS headquarters in NYC for attempted grand larceny in the first degree.

Until recently Halderman was living with Stephanie Birkitt, Letterman's former assistant. We're told Letterman was having a relationship with Birkitt but ended it before his son was born in 2003.

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Lite it    

First !!!What an A hole

1797 days ago
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lala    

This stephanie has awful taste....blah.

1797 days ago
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becky    

I am glad Letterman stood up and took this guy down, most would have paid the creep off to stay out of the news. Good for you Letterman. Your sex life is none of my business.

1797 days ago
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pam    

What a stupid a%%hole!

1797 days ago
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Jeanel    

Well at least this should clear up rumors that Letterman is gay. Those have floated around for years since he keeps his private life out of the spot light. He'll take some heat for a few weeks but hopefully it calms down when someone else's indiscretion is made public.

1797 days ago
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ihateyou    

Do you try to extort 2 million dollars from someone famous and then accept a check??? What a TOTAL moron!!!

1797 days ago
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John    

I remember Stephanie from being on the show from time to time... Letterman always called her "Monty."

1797 days ago
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squeakermama    

This guy accepted a "check" of 2 million? Hey have you ever heard of a paper trail? Crime is full of the smarties.

1797 days ago
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Nuts    

The face of an idiot. So thats what they look like. Anyway he exposed Letterman for the crap he is.

1797 days ago
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janalal4    

This guy looks a little "scary". Like maybe Letterman's lucky that's ALL he tried to do to him! Must have been pretty bitter about that break-up! You've got to hand it to Letterman to have the balls to bring this out into the public, knowing it would make him look a bit "slimy" in the process! lol!

1797 days ago
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bella    

DAMN!!?? the bad economy must of really hit hard, because you have talented well respected people black mailing big celebrities.. Man its getting scarey out there..lol

1797 days ago
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BabyGirl    

He looks like Tom Arnold.

1797 days ago
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lori    

Hope this guy goes to jail! #4 I couldn't have said it better "Lettermans sex life is none of my business"

1797 days ago
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letz byonest    

ITZ NOT OK!!! to extort!!!!

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1797 days ago
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DE Sandman    

Get rid of the goatee and glasses and he looks like convicted killer Scott Peterson

1797 days ago
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