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Letterman Extortionist Joe Halderman Won’t Attend Emmys

The CBS News producer who attempted to extort late night talk show host David Letterman may have been nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy Award, but it does not appear he will be present at the ceremony.

Joe Halderman, who was released from jail on good behavior earlier this month, tells The Hollywood Reporter (via his lawyer) that he will not be attending the News & Doc Emmys September 27. He was nominated for a “48 Hours Mystery” piece about the Amanda Knox trial.

“He’s not doing any interviews and just wants to return to a quiet and productive life,” his lawyer, Gerald Shargel said.

Halderman has expressed an interest in returning to TV news production, now that he is once again a free man.

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