Hearing to be held in Letterman extortion case

NORWALK - (AP) - A Connecticut judge is set to heararguments over whether search warrants should continue to be keptunder wraps in the case of a newsman accused of trying to blackmailDavid Letterman. Prosecutor Suzanne Vieux's motion to extend the sealingis scheduled to go before a judge in Norwalk Superior CourtThursday morning. She is also asking that the courtroom be closedto the public. CBS News producer Robert J. "Joe" Halderman has pleaded notguilty to trying to extort $2 million from the late-night TV hostin return for keeping some of the comedian's sexual affairs quiet. Vieux's motion says releasing the search warrants forHalderman's home and car could subject witnesses to media scrutinyand hurt the prosecution.Photo courtesy WestportNow.com

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