St. Paul Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of a Firearm

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – A St. Paul man has pleaded guilty to 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, 34, 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, Dilworth is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

Dilworth pleaded guilty today before Senior U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson to one count of felon in possession of a firearm as an Armed Career Criminal. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years imprisonment. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later time.  

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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 is prosecuting the case.

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