Derek Capozzi

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A federal inmate with Mafia ties who escaped custody while in Kentucky has lost an appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court.

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- A federal appeals court is set to consider issues related to the guilty plea and sentencing of a federal inmate with Mafia ties who escaped from custody while in Kentucky.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals announced Monday it will consider briefs from prosecutors and 40-year-old Derek Albert Capozzi starting Aug. 1. The case will be submitted in legal briefs. Capozzi was sentenced to 51 months in prison escaping while being transferred to a federal prison in Pennsylvania. Capozzi later pleaded guilty.

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.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An inmate with Mafia ties is asking a judge to have a heart, claiming his own ticker is in such bad shape, he just had to escape from federal custody to seek help.