A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the release of the founder of a Montana club for the ultra-rich, who has spent the last 14 months in jail for failing to account for the money from the sale of a resort in Mexico.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth's emergency motion for release pending his appeal. The two judges who wrote the order, Alex Kozinski and Richard Paez, did not explain their decision.
Blixseth was released Wednesday afternoon, Cascade County sheriff's officials said.
Blixseth's attorneys had tried and failed multiple times before Wednesday to free him from the Cascade County Detention Center, where...