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Thomas George Paculis walks past reporters after pleading guilty in federal court to attempting to extort $200,000 from celebrity cook Paula Deen, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 in Savannah, Ga. Paculis, a New York man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to trying to extort $200,000 from Paula Deen by threatening to reveal damaging information about the embattled celebrity cook if she didn�t pay him to stay quiet. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)

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