United States v. Edgar Del Rio
Case Number: 2:19-cr-00022-JCM-VCF
United States v. Patti Kern
Case Number: Case Number: 2:19-cr-00032-RFB-VCF
The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Edgar Del Rio
Scheduled Court Hearings
Del Rio Sentencing - December 2, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
Kern Sentencing - June 13, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.
U.S. District Court - Las Vegas, NV
The information(s) alleges that Patti Kern and Edgar Del Rio conspired to defraud more than $1.5 million from senior citizens using a prize promotion scam. Between May 2011 and February 2018, Kern and others carried-out a direct-mail prize scam targeting seniors. The mailings were made to appear as if they came from sophisticated companies and misled victims to believe they would receive large sums of money, if they paid a relatively small fee, typically $20.00. None of the victims who sent a fee in response to the mailing ever received a large cash prize.