Crime

Brooks Kellogg, 73, accused of trying to hire hit man to kill opponent in real estate lawsuit

On the State of Kansas's website, 73-year-old Brooks Kellogg is celebrated as a success story for building an entertainment center in Hays. But there's a good chance this salute won't be long for the Internet. That's because the FBI arrested him earlier this week at Denver International Airport on a charge that he tried to hire an assassin to kill a man who'd already won millions in one lawsuit against him, with another about to get underway.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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