St. Paul man charged with leaving threatening voicemail for US Representative

St. Paul man charged with leaving threatening voicemail for US Representative Photo: Photo: U.S. Attorney's Office.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: January 22, 2021 03:19 PM
Created: January 22, 2021 03:14 PM

A St. Paul man has been arrested and charged with leaving a threatening voicemail for a U.S. Representative.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 32-year-old Jason Robert Karimi is charged with one count of interstate communication of a threat.

A criminal complaint states that, on Jan. 11, U.S. Capitol Police reviewed a voicemail left on a U.S. Representative's office phone. The message contained graphic threats of violence, and police were able to trace the phone number to a cellphone in Karimi's name.

The following day, agents arranged to meet with Karimi near his home, and Karimi said he's a lobbyist for the marijuana industry and the voicemail was meant to cause "political pain."

Karimi made his first court appearance Friday.


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