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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 6, 2017

KC Man Sentenced for Threatening Federal Judges

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for mailing death threats to three federal judges.

Bruce DeWayne Jensen, 40, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to seven years in federal prison without parole.

On March 20, 2017, Jensen pleaded guilty to three counts of mailing threatening communications. Jensen admitted that on Nov. 19, 2014, and again on Aug. 17, 2016, he mailed threats to three U.S. District Court judges in the Western District of Missouri. Jensen, who mailed the letters while he was incarcerated in the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., has several prior convictions for similar criminal conduct. Jensen threatened in his letters to kill the judges and their families.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin G. Davids. It was investigated by the FBI.

Updated July 6, 2017