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Federal inmate pleads guilty to escaping

September 3, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, an inmate who escaped from the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth in March 2013 pleaded guilty to that crime. Gerald James Greenfield, age 67, of Bloomington, specifically pleaded guilty to one count of escape from custody. Greenfield, who was charged on April 29, 2013, entered his plea before United States District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz.

In his plea agreement, Greenfield admitted that on March 30, 2013, he left the custody of the federal prison camp without authorization. According to a law enforcement affidavit filed in the case, Greenfield was present for a prisoner count at 4:00 p.m. on March 30. However, he was not present for the prisoner count at 10:00 p.m. He was arrested six days later, on April 5, 2013, at a Burnsville motel. At the time of his escape, he was serving a 50-month sentence following a 2012 conviction in the District of Minnesota for conspiracy to commit money laundering.

For his crime, Greenfield faces a potential maximum penalty of five years in prison, which could be added to his current sentence. Judge Schiltz will determine his sentence at a future hearing, yet to be scheduled.

This case is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Manda M. Sertich.















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