A year?!?! That is all?!?!

Report: David Letterman’s alleged blackmailer wants a plea deal
The man accused of trying to extort $2 million from David Letterman is seeking a plea deal that would have him spend only a year in jail.
Robert Halderman, the CBS News producer who was arrested in October, is reportedly talking to prosecutors about a deal in which he’d plead guilty in exchange for a one-year sentence — way below the maximum 15 years he’d face if convicted by a jury.
That’s the word, anyway, from the New York Post, which cites unnamed sources in its report on the plea offer. Halderman’s lawyer, Gerald Shargel, denies it, saying, “There have been no plea negotiations. None whatsoever.”
Shargel also tells the paper he’s still pursuing a motion to have the case dismissed and will file more papers on the motion later this week.
If a deal is made, it won’t be by current Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. Incoming D.A. Cyrus Vance Jr. takes office next month and will oversee the rest of the case.
Halderman was arrested Oct. 1 after allegedly telling Letterman he would blab about the “Late Show” host’s affairs with staff members unless he received $2 million. “I have said, for a price, I will sign a confidentiality agreement and I will not make this information public. That’s the deal,” Halderman said, according to prosecutors.