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Italian National Pleads Guilty to Illegally Exporting and Attempting to Export Night Vision Equipment and Assault Rifle Components

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Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Giovanni Zannoni, an Italian national and member of the Italian armed services, pleaded guilty to illegally exporting controlled military technology from the United States to Italy. As part of his plea, Zannoni agreed to forfeit $436,673.73, in addition to the dozens of gun parts and night vision and thermal imaging devices recovered by the government in connection with this prosecution. Today’s plea took place before United States District Judge Pamela K. Chen.