East Windsor Gun Store Employee Pleads Guilty

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013  |  Updated 4:12 PM EDT
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East Windsor Gun Store Employee Pleads Guilty

Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor.

 An employee of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor has pleaded guilty after failing to have a gun buyer answer a question about U.S. citizenship on a federal document.

On Monday, Krystopher DiBella, 25, of West Suffield, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting the failure to make a proper entry on an ATF Form 4473, according to Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.

DiBella was employed at Riverview Gun Sales, which used to be a federally-licensed firearms dealer, in East Windsor from approximately 2008 to August 2012, according to federal officials.

He is accused of transferring firearms several times to individuals who failed to respond to certain questions on the ATF Form 4473 and the charge stems from a sale on March 15, 2010.  People who buy firearms from federally-licensed firearms dealers are required to fill out the form.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 16. 

As part of the agreement reached, DiBella will not be able to apply for a federal firearms license or to be a responsible party for an FFL while he is on probation.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked the license of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor in December, days after the shooting at Sandy Hook School in Newtown but didn't disclose why.

The shop owner has said he sold a gun several years ago to Nancy Lanza, the mother of the suspected school shooter.

The Hartford Courant reported
that the store also sold guns used in the mass shooting at Hartford Distributors.

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