AP NEWS

MARCI PALATELLA

March 15, 2019

Charge: Conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Palatella is the founder of liquor distribution company Preservation Distillery. She and her husband, former San Francisco 49ers player Lou Palatella, have been involved in the liquor distribution business for decades.

Palatella is accused of conspiring to bribe USC’s Heinel to designate her son as a football recruit to facilitate his admission to the university.