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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 22, 2016

New Haven Man Sentenced to Additional Prison Time for Violating Conditions of Supervised Release

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ALPHONZO DIXON, also known as “Fonz,” 29, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 12 months and one day of imprisonment for violating his conditions of supervised release that followed a 2014 conviction for drug and firearm offenses.

DIXON was originally charged as a result of an FBI New Haven Safe Streets Task Force, New Haven Police Department and Connecticut State Police investigation into drug distribution and related violence being committed by members and associates of the Grape Street Crips in New Haven.  He subsequently pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

On April 7, 2014, DIXON, who had been detained since March 26, 2012, was sentenced to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.  He was released from prison on December 31, 2015.

On September 17, 2016, DIXON and another individual physically assaulted a man at a convenience store in New Haven.

Judge Underhill ordered DIXON to serve 22 months of supervised release when he released from federal custody.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys H. Gordon Hall and Anthony E. Kaplan.

Topic: 
Violent Crime
Updated December 22, 2016