Report: Robert "Joe" Halderman, Alleged Letterman Blackmailer, Will Plead Guilty Today

Robert "Joe" Halderman
Robert "Joe" Halderman (Credit: AP)

NEW YORK (CBS) The New York Daily News reports that Robert "Joe" Halderman, the alleged blackmailer of David Letterman, will plead guilty in a Manhattan court Tuesday.

According to the paper, the former CBS News producer will plead guilty in a deal that gives him a six-month jail sentence, 4 1/2 years probation, and 1000 hours of community service. Halderman reportedly faced up to 15 years in prison.

Halderman is accused of threatening to expose Letterman's affairs with female staffers in a blackmail attempt masquerading as a movie deal. Letterman admitted to the affairs on his show following Halderman's arrest.

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