2nd White-Collar Criminal Charged for Escaping Prison

2nd White-Collar Criminal Charged for Escaping Prison

If convicted for fleeing a prison camp, Gerald Greenfield could have up to five more years tacked on to his existing sentence.

The second white-collar fraudster who recently fled a minimum-security prison camp in Duluth has now been charged for his escape.

Gerald Greenfield of Bloomington, who was sentenced in 2012 to roughly four years in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering, fled the prison camp roughly a month ago. He and fellow escapee Michael Krzyzaniak spent six days on the run before being apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service at a hotel in Burnsville.

Minnesota’s U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that Greenfield has been charged with one count of escape from custody—and if convicted, he faces up to five years in prison, which could be tacked on to the sentence he is currently serving.

The charge against Greenfield was filed one week after Krzyzaniak was indicted on one count of escape from custody. Krzyzaniak was sentenced last year to more than 12 years in prison for orchestrating investment scams that together bilked at least $20 million from investors. If convicted on the escape from custody charge, he too faces up to five additional years in prison.

After Greenfield and Krzyzaniak fled the Duluth prison camp, U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Thomas Volk told the Star Tribune that inmates at the all-male camp are “pretty much there on the honor system” and are not in a high-security setting with locked cells.