Military vet loses $100,000 in ponzi scheme - CBS46 News

Military vet loses $100,000 in ponzi scheme

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Mack Gurley thought he was getting help in obtaining government benefits. Gurley thought Gina Palasini was representing the VA. Gurley thought Palasini was putting his money into an annuity for a family trust. Wrong on all counts. Palasini took Gurley for $100,000. And he wasn't the only victim. U.S. postal authorities say Palasini swindled 13 people of $2 million dollars. Palasini preyed on elderly victims, many of them veterans. Investigators say she put  the money in her business expense account, then funneled it into her personal account, using the money on lavish vacations. Palasini has been sentenced to more than six years in prison, and has been ordered to pay more than $2 million in restitution.