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Omaha Man Sentenced for Threatening Bank Employees

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced today that Jason Charles Fink, 43, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for transmitting an interstate communication containing a threat. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Fink to 12 months and 1 day of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Fink will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

On May 26, 2021, Fink, using his cellphone in Omaha left a voicemail with Community State Bank at their Ankeny, Iowa branch.  In the voicemail Fink threatened to harm Community State Bank employees.  Fink’s voicemail was eventually received by employees of Community State Bank who reported the voicemail to law enforcement. 

This case is part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws. Initiated by the Attorney General in the fall of 2019, Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence; enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes; improves information-sharing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when a prohibited individual attempts to purchase a firearm and is denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), to include taking appropriate actions when a prospective purchaser is denied by the NICS for mental health reasons; and ensures that federal resources are directed at the criminals posing the greatest threat to our communities. The United States Attorney’s Office has prosecuted this case with support from the following Project Guardian partner: the Federal Bureau of Investigation. For more information about Project Guardian, please see


Michael Norris - Criminal Chief (402) 661-3700

Updated April 6, 2023