Paula Deen's Extortionist Sent to Prison

Posted Monday September 16, 2013 6:52 PM GMT

Things are looking up for Paula Deen as her alleged extortionist was just sentenced to two years in prison.

According to TMZ, the story goes that Thomas Paculis contacted the celebrity cook's lawyer threatening to release "true and damning" info about her use of the N-word if he wasn't paid handsomely.

However, the FBI soon tracked him down and he was subsequently charged with two counts of extortion.

Last month, Paculis plead guilty to one count and today was sentenced to two years in a Georgia prison, plus one year of supervised release, 40 hours of community service, and substance abuse counseling.

The news comes after Paula's first public appearance since the scandal, at the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining show where she received a standing ovation.

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