BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A purported white supremacist faces sentencing for what authorities say was a plan to sell a rifle to the Ku Klux Klan.

William Bolton of Milford is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Bridgeport for robbery, conspiracy and sale of a firearm to a felon.

Prosecutors say Bolton joined Connecticut's largest white supremacist group, Battalion 14, formerly known as the White Wolves, and participated in a plan to sell a sawed-off rifle to the KKK.

The buyer was a cooperating government witness.

Authorities said in court papers supplying a gun to the KKK "is like putting a match to the dry kindling of one of this country's most well-known, long-term and destructive reigns of hate motivated violence."

Bolton faces a sentence of about three years under guidelines.