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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Three Prison Inmates Sentenced

MADISON, WIS. – John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that in unrelated cases, three inmates of the Federal Correctional Institution at Oxford, Wis., have been sentenced for crimes occurring at the prison.  Those sentenced include:

Brian Gerdts, 48, originally of Hamburg, Pa., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 84 months in federal prison for assaulting another inmate on October 26, 2015, with two clothes irons.  Gerdts pleaded guilty to this charge on June 8. 

David L. Lilley, 30, originally of Moorhead, Minn., was sentenced today by Judge Conley to one year and one day in federal prison for possessing an object designed to be used as a weapon.  On May 8, 2015, Lilley possessed three nails held together by plastic wrap that was approximately six inches in length.  Lilley pleaded guilty to this charge on June 20.

Jeffrey Larson, 62, originally of Shoreview, Minn., was sentenced by Judge Conley on August 18 to eight months in federal prison for possessing marijuana.  Larson pleaded guilty to this charge on June 8.  This is Larson’s fifth felony conviction for a federal offense. 

Each of these convictions is the result of investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Prisons.  The prosecutions of Gerdts, Lilley, and Larson have been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Antonio Trillo, Peter Jarosz, and Meredith Duchemin, respectively. 

Violent Crime
Updated August 24, 2016