Letterman’s Alleged Blackmailer Headed to Court

Paper: Halderman intent on trial, raising money for defense.

Last Updated: November 9, 2009 @ 6:41 AM

Joe Halderman, the CBS News producer accused of attempting to extort $2 million from CBS "Late Show" star David Letterman, will be headed to a Manhattan court on Tuesday morning for the first hearing in the criminal case against him.

Will Mr. Halderman, as it is widely assumed, try and reach a hasty plea agreement with prosecutors, beginning with Tuesday’s motions hearing?

That’s unlikely, according to a source close to Mr. Halderman.

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