January 9, 2013 11:44 PM

Chicago case dredges up bad memories in KC of brutal 1984 kidnapping

The recent arrest in Chicago of two former cops who allegedly plotted a grisly kidnapping, extortion and murder scheme sent chills through two Kansas City area men. For both Clay County Circuit Judge Anthony Rex Gabbert and businessman Charles Ford, details of the plot were too similar to a kidnapping-for-ransom drama that played out here more than 20 years ago.

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