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Escapee from Duluth prison pleads guilty
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A Minneapolis man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to escaping from the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth in March.

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Michael Joseph Krzyzaniak, 64, pleaded guilty to one count of escape from custody. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison, which may be tacked on to the sentence he already is serving. He was serving a 151-month sentence for a 2012 federal conviction for wire fraud and tax evasion. Sentencing on the new conviction has not been scheduled.

According to court documents, Krzyzaniak and Gerald James Greenfield, 67, of Bloomington, Minn., were present for a prisoner count at 4 p.m. March 30. However, they were not present for the prisoner count at 10 p.m. that day. On April 5, law-enforcement officials apprehended them at a hotel in Burnsville, Minn.

Greenfield was charged with escape from custody April 30, one week after Krzyzaniak. Greenfield was serving a 50-month sentence for a 2012 federal conviction for conspiracy to commit money laundering.

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