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Paula Deen Extortionist Gets Prison Time

More good news for Paula Deen -- the man who attempted to extort $250,000 from her has been sentenced to two years in prison.

According to TMZThomas Paculis contacted Paula's attorney claiming he would release "true and damning" information about her N-word usage if he didn't get paid off. The FBI found Paculis, arrested him and charged him with two counts of extortion. He struck a plea deal last month, agreeing to plead guilty to one count of extortion. Prosecutors dropped the other count.

Over the weekend, Paula stepped out for her first public appearance since the scandal broke, and she received a standing ovation.

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