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United States v. Steven Fritz Kessler

United States v. Steven Fritz Kessler

1:18-CR-435 (RM) (D. Colo.)

Steven Fritz Kessler pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud by knowingly facilitating the sale of consumer data to the orchestrators of a fraudulent prize promotion scheme that purported to be an official “Notification of Unclaimed Cash and Prizes.”  The fraudulent letter stated that the recipients were “fully eligible for the total amount reported,” which was listed as $2,451,786.00.  The prize notification letter instructed consumers to send a $20 fee to Naples, Florida, to claim the funds.  The scheme operated from approximately May to September 2017.


Scheduled Court Hearing

Sentencing Hearing – Monday, June 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

                                United States District Court, District of Colorado

                                 901 19th Street

                                  Courtroom A601

                                  Denver, CO 80294


Court Documents

9/17/18 –   Information

10/3/18 –   



If you are a victim of the offense being charged in this case, you may contact the Victim-Witness Coordinator in the District of Colorado to help you exercise your rights. 


For information or assistance, please contact:

Donna Summers

Victim Witness Coordinator

U.S. Attorney’s Office - District of Colorado

(303) 454-0261


Under the “Justice for All Act of 2004,” codified at 18 U.S.C. §3771, a crime victim has specified rights. More information regarding such rights can be found at 18 U.S.C. §3771.

For further information, please see the Justice for All Act (2004) Case Notifications.


Case Name
United States v. Steven Fritz Kessler
Case Violation(s)
  • Mail Fraud
  • Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated February 22, 2021