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
United States v. Sean O’Connor
Case Number 2:19-cr-179-JAD-NJK
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 - November 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Kern Sentencing - December 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
O’Connor Sentencing – January 4, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
U.S. District Court - Las Vegas, NV
The informations allege that Patti Kern, Edgar Del Rio, and Sean O’Connor conspired to defraud more than $8 million from senior citizens using a prize notification scam. The defendants’ 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.