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A father and son from Brooklyn are accused of running a lottery scheme targeting the elderly.

Corey Anthony Buddle, 22, and his father, Horace Anthony Buddle, 44, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Buffalo on charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul J. Campana said the defendants defrauded elderly individuals from across the country by leading them to believe they won more than $1 million in cash and, in at least one case, a Mercedes Benz.

Charges against two other defendants, Otis Rickets and Orlando Buddle, who were previously charged in a criminal complaint, have been dropped.