For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: September 3, 2003

Nadine Palacio Sentenced For Perjury

(Boise) - Nadine Palacio of Boise was sentenced to a ten year prison term for committing perjury, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Fourth District Judge Thomas Neville retained jurisdiction and ordered Palacio to serve a six-month sentence at the Women's Work Center in Boise.

Palacio, 29, committed perjury while testifying before a grand jury in a case against Taya Grazian, also known as Maxine Grazian, on attempted procurement of prostitution and procurement of prostitution. Grazian operated Aanuu Ecstasy Escort Service.

Palacio stated to the grand jury that she did not engage in sexual activity with purported customers of Aanuu Ecstasy Escort Service. The grand jury indicted Grazian on the charge of procurement of prostitution. An Ada County jury convicted Grazian on March 19, 2003, on three counts of attempted procurement of prostitution and two counts of procurement of prostitution.

Palacio pleaded guilty to the perjury charge on July 8, 2003.

The Special Prosecutions Unit of the Attorney General's Criminal Law Division received the Palacio case at the request of Ada County Prosecuting Attorney Greg Bower. Deputy Attorney General Ken Robins prosecuted the case.

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