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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota
Andrew M. Luger, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 16, 2023

St. Paul Felon Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A St. Paul man was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possessing a firearm as an Armed Career Criminal, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on March 17, 2022, Geraldo Jay Dilworth, 35, was in possession of a Springfield Armory .45 caliber pistol while waiting to board a train at the Union Depot Station in St. Paul. Because he has multiple prior felony convictions in Ramsey and Washington Counties, including domestic assault and terroristic threats, Dilworth is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

Dilworth pleaded guilty on November 1, 2022, to one count of felon in possession of a firearm as an Armed Career Criminal. He was sentenced on March 14, 2023, by Senior Judge Susan Richard Nelson.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the St. Paul Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren O. Roso prosecuted the case.

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