Robert Joel Halderman knew the jail time a New York judge would give him Tuesday when he was sentenced for trying to blackmail comedian David Letterman about the "Late Show" host's sexual affairs.
The former CBS news producer admitted guilt in March to attempted second-degree grand larceny in exchange for a promised sentence of six months in jail, five years' probation and 1,000 hours of community service.
After formal sentencing in Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, Halderman was escorted to jail to begin serving his sentence, according to a spokeswoman for the district attorney.
Halderman, who was a producer for "48 Hours," admitted that he tried to extort $2 million from Letterman in exchange for keeping quiet about Letterman's affairs with female staffers.
letterman may have breached his marriage vows, but halderman deserves every bit of his sentence (the jail time) for his crime of greed and harm to his intended victim.
letterman breached his marriage vows, but halderman deserves every bit of his sentence (the jail time) for his crime of greed and harm to his intended victim.
wasn't it admiral nelson in england a couple of hundred years ago who said, "publish and be damned" in response to a similar blackmail or extortion attempt?