NEW YORK – An ex-U.S. Army soldier who took two grenades from Fort Bragg, N.C., to his home in New York City after shipping them back from his service in Iraq has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Anthony Cibelli was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in September to transporting the grenades without a license.
The 25-year-old Cibelli was discharged from the Army in 2010.
Authorities searched his Bronx home last December. They say they found two grenades on the roof outside his bedroom window plus four guns, two improvised explosive devices and ammunition.
Cibelli told officers he'd stashed the items in a container he shipped from Iraq to Fort Bragg. Prosecutor Preet Bharara said after sentencing that Cibelli put himself and others in his neighborhood at risk with his crime.