Ky. judge reopens millionaire's lawsuit over guns

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge in Kentucky has reopened a millionaire's lawsuit against an Alabama man he claims cheated him by marking up prices on world-class antique firearms.

The lawsuit filed by Owsley Brown Frazier in 2004 was put on hold until after a criminal trial for Michael K. Salisbury of Owens Crossroads, Ala.

Frazier made Salisbury president of a firearms history museum in downtown Louisville.

But Frazier later accused Salisbury of inflating prices on the guns and pocketing the difference, which federal prosecutors say totaled more than $1.5 million.

In July, Salisbury was cleared of more serious fraud charges but convicted of two misdemeanors for failing to pay taxes.

He was sentenced to two years in prison.

His attorney wants the lawsuit dismissed.

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