Case Number: 2:19-cr-00295-GMN-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.
Mario Castro, Jose Castro, Salvador Castro, Miguel Castro, Jose Mendez, and Andrea Burrow
Scheduled Court Hearings
Calendar call is scheduled for June 1, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.
Jury trial is scheduled for June 7, 2021, at 8:30 a.m.
Burrow Sentencing - January 13, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.
U.S. District Court - Las Vegas, NV
The indictment charges Mario Castro, 51, Jose Salud Castro, 70, Salvador Castro, 53, Miguel Castro, 55, Jose Luis Mendez, 45, and Andrea Burrow, 49, with mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud. According to the indictment, the defendants ran a fraudulent prize-notification scheme that tricked hundreds of thousands of consumers, many of whom were elderly and vulnerable, into paying a $20 or $30 fee to claim a large cash prize. None of the victims who submitted fees ever received a large cash prize, the indictment alleges.