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The Nation

A New York judge rescinded his order to transfer Bess Myerson’s boyfriend, Carl (Andy) Capasso, from a Pennsylvania prison to a Manhattan halfway house to serve out his term on tax evasion charges. U.S. District Judge Charles Stewart, who sentenced Capasso to three years in prison in March, 1987, last week ordered Capasso to serve the remainder of his sentence in the halfway house. But the Bureau of Prisons balked, saying a federal judge has no jurisdiction over where prisoners are placed. In his plea to Stewart, Capasso had claimed financial hardship in arguing for a transfer from Allenwood Prison Camp. But prosecutors said in court papers that Capasso continues to maintain a Park Avenue apartment and runs Nanco, a sewer construction business.


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