- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A federal appeals court has denied a request from Tim Blixseth’s attorney to free the jailed founder of Montana’s Yellowstone Club resort.

Blixseth has spent 25 days in jail in Great Falls as of Friday on a civil contempt order. Blixseth attorney Philip Stillman had requested Blixseth’s release while the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reviews U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon’s April 20 order.

Two judges for the 9th Court issued denied the request on Friday.

The 65-year-old Medina, Washington, resident is accused of defying a bankruptcy court order. Haddon says Blixseth has not fully accounted for the $13.8 million received from the sale of a resort in Mexico that is part of the bankruptcy case.

Stillman did not immediately return queries for comment.

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