Simon Vozick-Levinson
October 05, 2009 AT 03:06 PM EDT

An attorney for the man who allegedly tried to extort $2 million from David Letterman appeared on NBC’s Today show Oct. 5. Gerald L. Shargel, who represents alleged blackmailer Robert “Joe” Halderman, told Today host Ann Curry that Letterman and prosecutors have misrepresented his client’s actions. Shargel declined to provide many further details. “I’m not about to share more information on day four of a trial or a case, but I will say this,” the lawyer said. “The case described by the prosecution makes absolutely no sense.”   (Watch the video at

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