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United States v. Edgar Del Rio, Patti Kern, and Sean O'Connor

United States v. Edgar Del Rio - Case: 2:19-cr-00022-JCM-VCF

United States v. Patti Kern - Case:  2:19-cr-00032-RFB-VCF

United States v. Sean O’Connor - Case: 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

Patti Kern

Sean O’Connor

Scheduled Court Hearings

Del Rio Sentencing - August 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

U.S. District Court - Las Vegas, NV

Court Documents

Del Rio Information Link to PDF

Kern Information Link to PDF

 Link to PDF

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.

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 

Related Case

United States v. Mario Castro et al., 2:19-cr-00295-GMN-NJK


Updated March 1, 2022