Letterman's Alleged Extortionist Pleads Not Guilty

Oct. 2 2009, Published 7:02 a.m. ET

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David Letterman's alleged extortionist, Robert Halderman, pled not guilty Friday to the felony charge of attempted grand larceny in the first degree.

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The DA is asking for bail to be set at $500,000 as they say Halderman's actions are "alarming and dangerous".

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Halderman's defense however are asking for bail to be set at $100,000, claiming he is not a flight risk.

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In the end bail was set at $200,000.

Outside the Manhattan Criminal Court Halderman's attorney, Gerald Shargel told media that there was "another side" to the arrest of his client. He refused to elaborate on claims that Halderman tried to extort money from Letterman. He did say though that his client is "not dispirited".


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