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1:27 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Escapee With Mafia Ties Gets 51 Month Prison Sentence

LEXINGTON, Ky.  --  An inmate with Mafia ties has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for escaping from federal custody while being transferred to a federal prison in Pennsylvania.

U.S. District Judge Joseph M. Hood handed down 39-year-old Derek Albert Capozzi's prison term on Monday in federal court in Lexington. The sentence will run consecutively with the 23-year sentence he is serving for possession and use of a firearm during a crime of violence and a 30-year sentence for his role in the 1996 of a potential government witness.

Capozzi, of Boston, pleaded guilty in July. Prosecutors say he kicked out a van door in central Kentucky while U.S. Marshals were transporting him to the airport in Lexington in April 2010. Capozzi had been in Kentucky to testify at a trial.