Man in Letterman Blackmail Plot Freed From NY Jail

by | September 2, 2010 at 8:29 AM | TV News

Letterman Blackmailer Robert 'Joe' Halderman (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Letterman Blackmailer Robert 'Joe' Halderman (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

NEW YORK – The former television producer who tried to blackmail David Letterman over the comedian’s office affairs has been freed from a New York City jail.

City Department of Correction records show Robert “Joe” Halderman was released Thursday. He served four months of his six-month sentence and got time off for good behavior.

The former CBS News producer admitted he demanded $2 million in hush money last fall to keep from revealing personal information about Letterman. The case spurred the ‘Late Show‘ host to reveal on-air that he’d had sex with women on his staff.

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Halderman’s lawyer says his client is glad to put jail behind him and is looking for work. Meanwhile, he has to complete 1,000 hours of community service.

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