Attorneys for jailed ex-billionaire seek his release so he can provide missing info on money

Attorneys for jailed real estate mogul Tim Blixseth have filed an emergency motion seeking to have him released.

Friday's court filing came a day after U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon ordered Blixseth incarcerated until he accounts for millions of dollars owed to his creditors.

Blixseth attorney Michael Ferrigno asked for a five-day stay on that order so his client can obtain documents related to the 2011 sale of a Mexico resort. The sale came in defiance of a court order.

The 64-year-old Blixseth founded Montana's Yellowstone Club and was blamed for driving it into bankruptcy in 2008. The club's creditors say he diverted $286 million from the club for his personal use.

He's being held at the Missoula County jail.