Steamboat Springs Legal experts’ projections that Brooks Kellogg’s trial would be postponed from its original January date are proving correct.
A judicial assistant for U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello said Monday that the start date of Jan. 3 has been vacated for Kellogg’s trial, meaning the trial date was removed from court dockets. No new date has been set. The same is true for a trial preparation conference and motion hearing scheduled for Wednesday. The assistant said no upcoming court dates are assigned for Kellogg.
Kellogg, 72, a part-time Steamboat resident, was arrested Oct. 19 at Denver International Airport on suspicion of trying to pay for the killing of a Florida man who won $2.5 million in a settlement against business entities owned by Kellogg and a Steamboat business partner.
Denver attorney Larry Pozner is leading Kellogg’s defense. Pozner said last month that the defense filed a motion for a district court review of Kellogg’s bond conditions in an effort to achieve his release from custody.
Pozner called that motion “customary procedure.” Online records showed Monday that Kellogg remains in custody without bail at a federal detention center in Englewood.
Pozner could not be reached Monday. Kellogg’s wife, Gail, declined to give any comment when reached by phone.
On Nov. 3, a federal grand jury in Denver indicted Kellogg on one count of use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire and one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence. If Kellogg is convicted, he could be sentenced to as much as $500,000 in fines and as many as 30 years in prison.
Kellogg, of Chicago, is the managing member of Chadwick Real Estate Group in Steamboat and owns the Old Pilot Building, 1041 Lincoln Ave. He also owns a home overlooking Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club.