Mississippi Woman Pleads Guilty in Mail Fraud Investigation
OXFORD, Mississippi – Tammi Henderson Palasini, 53, of Indianola, Mississippi, plead guilty today in the Northern District of Mississippi to Count One of the attached Indictment which charged her with devising and executing a scheme to defraud investors, including U.S. Military veterans, through the use of the U.S. Mail, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1341.
The plea was announced by U.S. Attorney Felicia C. Adams of the Northern District of Mississippi, Inspector in Charge Tom Noyes of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and U.S. Veteran’s Affair Special Agent in Charge John Werner.
Palasini plead guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock of the Northern District of Mississippi. Palasini was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to await sentencing which is currently scheduled for August 10, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in Aberdeen, Mississippi. Palasini faces a maxmium of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Mississippi.