Skip to main content

A self-proclaimed member of the violent anti-government group the Boogaloo Bois has been sentenced to two years in prison for illegally possessing a machine gun.

Michael Paul Dahlager, 28, of St. Cloud, was charged in April 2021 and pleaded guilty to charges in July 2021 for possessing two drop-in auto sears, which are devices that convert semi-automatic guns into automatic guns, which are considered machine guns under law.

He was sentenced recently to 24 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday

Court documents say the FBI began investigating Dahlager in November 2020 after a confidential informant said he was in possession of a 3D-printed "drop-in auto sear" and a homemade firearm suppressor.  

On Feb. 3, 2021, he delivered two auto sears to a confidential informant. He was arrested in April 2021, at which point authorities recovered six additional auto sears and a silencer in his home and vehicle. 

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Charges against him also accused him of doing reconnaissance work during a December 2020 "Stop the Steal" rally at the Minnesota State Capitol. On this day, he scouted the law enforcement presence there, looked at overwatch positions for fellow Boogaloo Bois and noted which streets had been blocked off in anticipation of a planned Jan. 17, 2021, rally at the Capitol.

He also openly discussed violence against law enforcement officers and attack plans for the state Capitol building with an informant, the complaint alleged.

Next Up

Redtail Ridge Elementary

Sunbather on the roof triggers shelter-in-place at Savage elementary school

The sunbather told police he was trying to "tan and relax."

Nero

The Raptor Center's ambassador, Nero the turkey vulture, dies at 47

Nero helped save the California condors before taking up his post as an education ambassador.

Ben Leber

Ben Leber named new permanent co-host of 'Twin Cities Live'

The former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was introduced Friday afternoon.

MPR

APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio

MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.

storm, severe

The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN

The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.

Arianna Vos

Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman

The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.

motorcycle

Motorcyclist killed in Ham Lake after passing in the turn lane

The motorcyclist was hit by a car turning onto the road.

Keith Ellison

Minnesota gets cut of Ford settlement over misleading ads

The $19.2 million settlement centers on Ford's C-Max hybrid and Super Duty pickup truck.

Related

Michael Solomon

Minnesota member of Boogaloo Bois pleads guilty to terrorism charge

He's the second member of the extremist group to plead guilty.

benjamin teeter

Self-proclaimed Boogaloo Bois member pleads guilty to terrorism charge

Prosecutors said the North Carolina man traveled to Minnesota during the unrest following George Floyd's killing.

mn state capitol january 17 2021

'Boogaloo Boi' from MN pleads guilty to federal machine gun charges

He also alleged he was helping to plot an attack on the State Capitol.

Michael Solomon

Member of the 'Boogaloo Bois' gets 3 years for conspiracy to support Hamas

Michael Robert Solomon, 31, was sentenced to three years in prison in U.S. District Court Thursday.

George Floyd

Charges: Boogaloo Bois member fired 13 rounds into Minneapolis 3rd Precinct

The Texas resident allegedly traveled to Minneapolis in May to participate in the riots.

michael solomon and benjamin teeter

Prosecutors file additional charges against 2 Boogaloo Bois members

They're accused of walking around Minneapolis with guns after George Floyd died and providing support to a terrorist group.