Letterman Extortionist: Six Months of Prison Time
David Letterman‘s extortionist, Joe Halderman, pleaded guilty to attempted grand larceny and will serve six months in jail.
The 52-year-old producer read a prepared statement in court saying that he attempted to extort $2 million from the late night host by threatening to disclose personal information about him.
“I feel great remorse for what I have done,” Joe said (via Variety), apologizing to Dave, his family and Joe’s former girlfriend, Stephanie Birkitt.
In addition to jail time, Joe will complete 1,000 hours of community service. If convicted at a trial, he could have faced up to 15 years in prison.