Why Judge Refused to Toss the Letterman Alleged Blackmail Case

Jan 20, 2010  •  Post A Comment

A Manhattan judge turned down a request by a CBS producer charged with attempting to blackmail David Letterman to throw out the case, the Associated Press reports.

According to the report, "Whether Halderman’s conduct amounted to commerce or crime ‘is a classic example of an issue that is best left for a trial jury to decide,’ Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon wrote.

Producer Robert "Joe" Halderman has been charged with attempted grand larceny for allegedly demanding $2 million in exchange for keeping quiet about the late night host’s personal life.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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