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PRISON BREAK: Attorney, father urge Duluth escapees to return

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    Duluth prison escapees arrested at Burnsville hotel

    Friday, April 5 2013 11:50 AM EDT2013-04-05 15:50:33 GMT
    Two white collar criminals who escaped from a federal prison in Duluth, Minn. last week were arrested early Friday morning at a hotel in Burnsville, Minn.
    Two white collar criminals who escaped from a federal prison in Duluth last week were arrested early Friday morning at a hotel in Burnsville. U.S. Marshals located and arrested Gerald Greenfield and Michael Krzyzaniak just after 1 a.m. Friday.
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After scamming millions of dollars from people, the victims of two escaped inmates say they are feeling victimized all over again and they hope the two are caught soon.

FOX 9 News contacted he U.S. Marshal's Office, but no one would say if there are any leads or clues in the disappearance of Michael Krzyzaniak and Gerald Greenfield -- or if the pair became friends and had help outside the prison. What is certain is that there are dozens of people who feel victimized all over again.

It's been almost a week since 67-year-old Gerald Greenfield and 64-year-old Michael Krzyzaniak went on the run. Krzyzaniak was serving 12 years in the Duluth Federal Prison Camp for swindling $26 million through an investment scam targeting the rich. Greenfield was serving four years after helping in a multi-million-dollar mortgage hustle with the developer of the Sexton Lofts in downtown Minneapolis.

"He's impacting a lot of people's lives in a really negative way, and that's usually why we send people to jail," said Melissa Tourutoutoudis, who owns one of the condos in the building.

She told FOX 9 News that Greenfield's fraud is still causing problems, like foreclosures in the building. Those drag down the values of other units.

Duluth prison officials realized that both men went missing last Saturday during a routine head count at the minimum-security prison, which does not have fences and even has a salad bar and movie theater.

"I'm surprised, frankly, that he left because I don't think he had more than three years to do, probably less," said Ron Meshbesher, who was Greenfield's attorney.

Meshbesher told FOX 9 News he believes Greenfield can be a productive member of society if he returns and does his time.

"You're in a position in that place to do some good for yourself while waiting to be released," Meshbesher said. "I would urge him to return."

Krzyzaniak's attorney did not respond to calls for comment; however, his father did tell FOX 9 News that he has no idea where his son may be but is concerned for his safety and hopes he will turn himself in.

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