Paula Deen -- Extortionist Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison

Paula Deen -- Extortionist Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison 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.