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Federal inmate charged for escaping

April 30, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, an inmate who last month escaped from the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth was charged with one count of escape from custody. Gerald James Greenfield, age 67, of Bloomington, was apprehended following six days on the run.

On March 30, 2013, Greenfield reportedly escaped from the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth. He was serving a 50-month sentence following a 2012 conviction in the District of Minnesota for conspiracy to commit money laundering. According to a law enforcement affidavit filed in the current 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. that evening. On April 5, 2013, law enforcement officials apprehended him at a hotel in Burnsville.

If convicted, Greenfield faces a potential maximum penalty of five years in prison, which could be added to his current sentence. Any sentence would be determined by a federal district court judge. This case is the result of an investigation by the United States Marshals Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Manda M. Sertich.

A defendant, of course, is presumed innocent until he or she pleads guilty or is proven guilty at trial.

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