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A Jefferson County man pleads guilty in federal court to buying guns for another man

Michael DiVittorio

A Jefferson County man has admitted in federal court about lying when he was involved with a gun sale.

Brock Powell, 43, of Summerville entered his plea before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Joy Flowers Conti to one count of making false statements in relation to the acquisition of firearms.

Authorities said Powell made straw purchases of three firearms from Grice Gun Shop in Clearfield in January 2017 on behalf of Peter DiGiacomo.

DiGiacomo then transferred them to a drug dealer in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The guns included three semiautomatic pistols: a Walther, a Taurus and a Smith & Wesson.

Authorities said Powell confessed to the straw purchases.

Judge Conti scheduled sentencing for Sept. 19.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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