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David Letterman's Extortionist Starts Jail Term

Justice was served Tuesday, as former CBS television producer Robert "Joe" Halderman began his six-month jail term for trying to extort money from David Letterman over his office affairs.

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The 52-year-old Halderman pleaded guilty in March to attempted grand larceny, admitting that he threatened to expose the late-night talk show host's extramarital activity if he didn't pay $2 million in hush money. He is also to serve 1,000 hours of community service.

Letterman has since confessed his indiscretions and is working on repairing his marriage.