Plea Change In Paula Deen Extortion Case | Roland Martin Reports

Plea Change In Paula Deen Extortion Case

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A New York man charged with trying to extort money from embattled celebrity cook Paula Deen is scheduled to appear before a federal judge to change his plea.

Thomas George Paculis was to appear Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Savannah, where he pleaded not guilty during his last hearing in July.

Court records filed last week say 62-year-old Paculis of Newfield, N.Y., has signed a plea agreement with prosecutors. But details have not been released.

Prosecutors and Paculis’ defense attorney have declined to comment.

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