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

Friday, July 7, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska Man Arrested for Threats to Public Official

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On July 7, 2017, Robert William Simet, 64, of Omaha, Nebraska, was arrested for making threats against United States Senator Joni Ernst. A charge is merely an accusation and Simet is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating this matter.


No other information or comments will be released until documents have been filed with the court as part of the public record.




Learn more about this release by calling Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at




Violent Crime
Updated July 7, 2017