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paculis-extortion175.jpgThe New York man charged with attempting to extort $200,000 from beleaguered foodperson Paula Deen has plead not guilty in a Georgia federal court. On July 5, Thomas George Paculis was arrested by the FBI after threatening to expose "true and damning" statements about Deen unless he was paid $200K. Paculis remains free on bond. [Savannah Morning News] [Photo: Paula Deen / Facebook, Thomas Paculis 2004 DUI Mugshot]

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