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David Letterman's Extortionist Pleads Guilty

3/9/2010 4:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

David Letterman's extortionist just pled guilty to one count of attempted grand larceny in the second degree.

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Robert Halderman was just sentenced to 6 months in jail, 5 years probation and 1,000 hours of community service.

Under the terms of the deal, Halderman will serve 500 hours of community service in New York and the rest in Connecticut.

In the courtroom, Halderman said, "I have great remorse and sincerely apologize to David Letterman and Stephanie Birkitt. I attempted to extort $2 million from David Letterman." Halderman called it "a thinly veiled threat."

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Hang on Letterman, you still have Harry to raise! And by hang on I mean, R E T I R E.

1598 days ago


Can you imagine ruining your life over a two bit whore? I'm surprised he hasn't just blown his brains out. In addition to owing some hefty lawyers fees and his bail bondsman, he still has over $6,500/month in child and spousal support payments. This for a guy who is now a penniless, unemployed, convicted felon. My prediction is that Letterman better watch his back once Halderman gets out of prison, because he now has nothing left to lose.

1598 days ago


Zorch, no. 10, I agree with you but probably in a different way. This guy was given a light sentence to avoid a tough sentence if he went to trial. Is this really a crime for which he should be incarcerated? Do we really feel unsafe with this guy on the street? The answer to both is no. Make em pay a fine. Make em do community service. Leave prison to lock up those who make us feel unsafe!!!

1598 days ago


The story behind the story? Letterman was airing subtle joke hints to out the Neocon man status quo. And so they dragged skeletons out of the woodwork and his closet to blackmail him and ruin his rep. I wonder why they didn't go after Rosie O'Donnell, the only TV chick to come out against the NWO's lies. Gays & lesbos should be proud.

1598 days ago


Stephanie is the one whose life is ruined. Everywhere she goes she'll be known as the skank who betrayed every other woman in the workplace. She's lower that whale crap.

1598 days ago


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