After Paculis struck a deal with Deen's attorney to keep quiet for $200,000, the FBI arrested him in New York on July 5.
"It's reprehensible that someone would offer to sell their testimony in a case," Moore said from the bench.
Paculis told the judge he's divorced with two adopted teenage daughters. His attorney, Richard Darden, said Paculis lives with and cares for a woman in her 50s who has Down syndrome. When asked if he had talked with family and friends before deciding to plead guilty, Paculis said: "I'm the only family I have."