By CNN Staff
(CNN) — A Georgia man accused of trying to extort Paula Deen by threatening to divulge “true and damning” information about the embattled celebrity chef has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, court documents show.
Thomas George Paculis, 62, had previously pleaded not guilty.
Paculis sought $250,000 from Deen in exchange for not divulging the information to the media. No other details on the agreement were immediately available.
CNN’s Vivian Kuo contributed to this report.
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