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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Omaha Man Sentenced for Threatening Judge and Attorney

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on February 19, 2019, Andrew Simet, 41, of Omaha, was sentenced to nineteen months in prison by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey for Interstate Communication of a Threat. Simet was ordered to serve three years of supervised release to follow his prison term.

Simet entered a guilty plea to using social media, sending voice messages, and e-mails to an Iowa District Court Judge and an Iowa Public Defender that contained language that would knowingly be perceived as legitimate threats.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Topic(s): 
Cyber Crime
Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov
Updated February 28, 2019