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United States v. Mario Castro, et al

Case Number: 2:19-cr-00295-GMN-NJK

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Mario Castro, Jose Castro, Salvador Castro, Miguel Castro, Jose Mendez, and Andrea Burrow

Scheduled Court Hearings

Mario Castro Sentencing is scheduled for September 15, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

Miguel Castro Sentencing is scheduled for September 15, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

Jose Luis Mendez Sentencing  is scheduled for September 15, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.

Jose Salud Castro Competency Hearing is scheduled for November 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

Andrea Burrow Sentenced on January 13, 2021 to 36 Months Imprisonment and three years of Supervised Release.

U.S. District Court - Las Vegas, NV

Court Documents


Link to PDF

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.

Other Documents

Information and Assistance for Federal Crime Victims and Witnesses BrochureLink to PDF

Press Release

Castro et al Press Release

Burrow Press Release

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Updated September 8, 2023