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US Supreme Court denies club founder's request to get out of Montana jail


BILLINGS, Montana — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition from Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth to be released from a Montana jail after he was found in contempt of court.

Justice Anthony Kennedy denied the one-time billionaire's request on Thursday.

Blixseth was ordered into custody and booked into the Cascade County jail on April 20 under an order from U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon in Helena.

Haddon says Blixseth, of Medina, Washington, has not accounted for $13.8 million from a Mexico resort that was sold in defiance of a court order.

An appeal by Blixseth is pending before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Yellowstone Club went bankrupt and was sold after Blixseth gave it up during a divorce. Creditors from the bankruptcy have said Blixseth owes them $286 million.

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