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United States v. Edgar Del Rio and Patti Kern

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

Patti Kern

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

Court Documents

Del Rio Information Link to PDF

Kern Information Link to PDF 

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.

Other Documents

Del Rio Victim Letter Link to PDF 

Kern Victim Letter Link to PDF 

Information and Assistance for Federal Crime Victims and Witnesses Brochure Link to PDF 

Press Release

Del Rio and Kern Press Release Link to PDF 


Updated July 23, 2019

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