Paul Jannuzzo

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Paul F. Jannuzzo
Born Paul Francis Jannuzzo
Nationality American
Alma mater Vermont Law School
Villanova University[1]
Occupation Lawyer
Former gun industry executive[2]

Paul Jannuzzo is an American lawyer and business executive. He is the former CEO of Glock Inc. and was found guilty of racketeering involving embezzling and theft of a firearm from the company. The conviction was overturned on July 9, 2013.[3][4][5][6]



Jannuzzo was hired in 1991 to be the General Counsel of Glock Inc., the American subsidiary of Glock Ges.m.b.H., he was later promoted to be COO, CEO and Vice President.[7] He left the company in February 2003.[8]

Legal issues[edit]

According to the testimony of Peter Manown who was a Vice President at the company, Manown and Jannuzzo set up a scheme to embezzle from the company. Manown confessed to Gaston Glock and cooperated with the prosecution of Jannuzzo.

In 2009, Jannuzzo fled the country first to Mexico, and then Amsterdam, where he was later arrested and extradited to the US for prosecution.[9]

Jannuzzo was found guilty of racketeering, and faced up to 30 years in prison. He was sentenced to 7 years in prison, and 13 years of probation.[10] Jannuzzo said he was the victim of a vendetta.[11][12][13]

Both convictions were overturned on appeal for exceeding the statute of limitations, but did not address the merits of the original embezzlement charges.[14][15]

In an interview, Robert Glock, the son of Gaston Glock, said that the company was aware that Jannuzzo had the gun and wanted to return it, but that he did not testify on Jannuzzo's behalf on the advice of lawyers, and to avoid putting his father in a difficult position.[16]


  1. ^ "Paul Francis Jannuzzo Lawyer Profile -". Martindale-Hubbell. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Brian Grow; Jack Ewing; Paul M. Barrett. "Glock's Secret Path to Profits". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Former Glock CEO found guilty of racketeering". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ MacHan, Dyan (March 31, 2003). "Inside the secret and violent world of Gaston Glock, maker of the most popular firearm in U.S. law enforcement.". Forbes. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Prosecutor says former Glock attorney ran the company in the US and used role to steal from it". Washington Post. Retrieved March 6, 2012. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Ex-Glock executive found guilty of racketeering". Fox News. March 2, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "A business in gun safety? - Apr. 30, 1999". CNN. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Lawyer: Glock used power to get him wrongfully imprisoned". The Big Story. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ex-Glock executive found guilty on racketeering charges". The Anderson Independent-Mail. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Ex-Glock CEO sentenced". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Paul M. Barrett. "Glock Family Feud: Founder's Ex-Wife, Kids Speak Out for First Time - Businessweek". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  12. ^ Paul M. Barrett. "Ex-Glock Exec: Out of Prison and Spitting Bullets". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Insider: Glock Wanted My Wife So He Had Me Jailed". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  14. ^ Paul M. Barrett. "As the Glock Turns: Court Reverses Ex-Executive's Conviction". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  15. ^ Paul M. Barrett. "Ex-Glock Exec: Out of Prison and Spitting Bullets". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Ex-Glock executive sentenced to 7 years in prison". Fox News. April 11, 2012.