PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The wife of a Vandergrift native and former Pitt football player has reportedly been charged in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.READ MORE: Dan + Shay Win Duo Of The Year At 56th Academy Of Country Music Awards
The Valley News Dispatch reports 63-year-old Marci Palatella, of Hillsborough, Calif., is facing mail fraud charges for allegedly paying $575,000 to a nonprofit that allegedly assisted in her son’s SAT test and conspiring to bribe a University of Southern California athletic director to designate her son as a football recruit.READ MORE: Three Shot, One Killed At Party In Knoxville
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Palatella is married to 85-year-old Lou Palatella, a Vandergrift native who played football at the University of Pittsburgh. He went on to play for the San Francisco 49ers.MORE NEWS: Restored Plane That Led D-Day Bombings Will Visit Dayton Ohio
According to the Valley News Dispatch, Marci Palatella appeared in court on Tuesday and was released on $1 million unsecured bond.