Former Glock lawyer sues company, says it used influence to get him wrongfully imprisoned

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A former lawyer for gun manufacturer Glock says a vindictive campaign by the company led to unfounded criminal charges against him that caused his wrongful imprisonment.

Paul Jannuzzo said in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in Atlanta that Georgia-based Glock Inc. used its wealth, power and influence to get local prosecutors to pursue criminal charges against people the company wanted to see locked up.

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The lawsuit names Glock Inc. and Consultinvest Inc., as well as their private attorneys, Robert Core and John Renzulli, who the suit says were directed by Glock founder Gaston Glock Sr.

An attorney for Core said in an email Friday that he's confident his client will prevail. Lawyers who represent Glock Inc., Consultinvest and Renzulli in another matter didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.