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Letterman blackmailer gets job with Discovery

Director Joe Halderman attends the premiere of the

Director Joe Halderman attends the premiere of the film "Three Days in September" during the 5th Annual Tribeca Film Festival on May 1, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for TFF) Credit: Getty Images

Joe Halderman, the former "CBS News" producer who was convicted of attempting to blackmail and extort David Letterman, has landed a job -- with the Discovery Networks' channel, Investigation Discovery. He's working for "On the Case with Paula Zahn." This was reported by TVNewser a short while ago, which also had this statement: 

"On behalf of On The Case’s production team, we have been impressed with Joe Halderman’s professional accomplishments as an Emmy award-winning producer for 48 Hours and CBS News,” said Scott Weinberger, the EP of ‘On the Case.’ ” With the network’s prior approval, the team has brought Halderman on as a producer for On The Case. We are confident that Halderman will make significant contributions to the success of our award-winning investigative newsmagazine.”

Halderman was indeed a highly regarded "CBS News" producer before he undertook a bizarre extortion attempt against Letterman in the fall of 2009 -- threatening to reveal his multiple affairs if he didn't pay $2 million. Halderman was later caught in a sting, indicted, and served four months at Riker's last year. 

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