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Man Pleads Guilty in Straw Purchase Case

The gun was later seized by police following a Jan. 2012 standoff in Telford.

Man Pleads Guilty in Straw Purchase Case

A Telford man has pleaded guilty to charges that he illegally provided a gun to a friend who later became involved in a standoff with police.

CBS Philadelphia reports that Samuel Sofia, 37, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and providing false information during the purchase of a gun.

Prosecutors said the purchase of the bolt-action rifle from a Bucks County gun shop took place two days after Sofia's friend, Emilio Sciortino, had tried and failed to purchase a firearm.

According to PhillyBurbs.com, Sciortino was ineligible to purchase a gun because of his past mental health history, which included an involuntary commitment.

After obtaining the gun from Sofia, . The gun Sciortino fired during that standoff was reportedly not the one purchased by Sofia.

Sciortino later pleaded guilty to assault and weapons charges and awaits his own sentencing.

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