The man who allegedly attempted to extort $250,000 from Paula Deen has been sentenced to 2 years in prison. Thomas Paculis contacted Deen's attorney claiming he would release "true and damning" ... more 
The man who allegedly attempted to extort $250,000 from Paula Deen has been sentenced to 2 years in prison. Thomas Paculis contacted Deen's attorney claiming he would release "true and damning" information about the celebrity chef's n-word usage if he didn't receive a huge check. The FBI tracked Paculis down and he was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts of extortion. less 
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Mon, Sep 16, 2013 6:50 PM EDT