Paula Deen Extortionist Takes Plea Deal

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That upstate New York man who wanted $200,000 as hush money to prevent him from revealing some “true and damning” information about Paula Deen has signed a plea deal, the Daily News reports. No details of the deal are available, and 62-year-old Thomas Paculis, who e-mailed prosecution and defense attorneys in late June with his weirdo offer, probably won’t be going on Today anytime soon to talking about it, either. [NYDN, Earlier]