Feb. 22, 2018 —
Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Giovanni Zannoni, an Italian national and member of the Italian armed services, was sentenced by United States District Judge Pamela K. Chen to 11 months’ imprisonment for illegally exporting and attempting to export controlled military technology from the United States to Italy. Zannoni previously pled guilty to the sole count of the information on December 21, 2017. Zannoni was also ordered to forfeit gun parts, night vision goggles and thermal imaging devices, including an Army/Navy PVS-7D night vision goggle, a mini thermal monocular, numerous parts and magazines for AR-15 and M4 semi-automatic assault rifles and image intensifiers. As part of his plea agreement, Zannoni also agreed to forfeit $436,673.73.