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Steamboat resident Kellogg enters not guilty plea in murder-for-hire case

Brooks Kellogg

Brooks Kellogg timeline

March 8, 2001: Stephen Bunyard, through First Land Development, put land into a real estate development with Eagle Glen LLC, a company registered to Brooks Kellogg. First Land holds 25 percent ownership in the project.

June 2002: Eagle Glen did not make loan payments, and foreclosure proceedings started.

Late 2002: Eagle Glen allegedly tries to buy out Bunyard’s company Fist Land, but he turns down the offer.

March 31, 2003: Eagle Glen sells the property to Eagle One, also registered to Kellogg, without Bunyard’s consent.

Aug. 27, 2003: Eagle One changes its name to Chadwick Estates, which is registered to Richard Friedman.

Nov. 15, 2004: Bunyard files lawsuit against Kellogg

Late 2004: Suit goes to trial in Routt County

April 10, 2008: Kellogg and Chadwick Estates settle with First Land for $2.38 million plus interest, for a total of about $2.5 million.

April 30, 2008: AMT LLC, a Bunyard company, tenders a check to Friedman for $200,000 for development of a townhouse in Chadwick Estate Villas. Later, Chadwick Estates agrees to sell the unit and pay AMT back the $200,000 invested plus interest and $307,500 in profit.

Feb. 11, 2010: Bunyard files lawsuit against Friedman, Kellogg and Chadwick entities for failing to make payments

2010: Judge orders two sides to go into arbitration and to report back to her in 2011.

June 30, 2010: A judge agrees to the $2.5 million settlement in the first lawsuit

Oct. 1: Barbara Blackmore, a 47-year-old Clifton woman who says she is the mistress of Kellogg, calls Bunyard’s attorney in Steamboat Springs, Reed Morris, to tell him she has heard about a possible plan to kill Bunyard. Morris notifies the Routt County Sheriff’s Office, which notifies the FBI.

Oct. 5: The informant makes a monitored telephone call to Kellogg in the presence of FBI special agents, according to an FBI affidavit. A special agent posing as the contracted killer makes calls to Kellogg about the hit.

Oct. 7: Kellogg agrees to meet the caller and pay $2,000 more for expenses, according to the FBI affidavit.

Oct. 18: Kellogg agrees to meet the undercover FBI special agent at Denver International Airport at 12:40 p.m., according to the FBI affidavit.

Oct. 19: Kellogg arrested at DIA after giving $2,000 to an undercover FBI agent posing as a hit man, according to the FBI affidavit.

Oct. 25: Kellogg’s U.S. District Court hearing postponed

Nov. 1: U.S. District Court hearing for Kellogg. Judge denies bail, meaning Kellogg will remain in jail. Judge also finds probable cause for prosecution to pursue the case against Kellogg.

Nov. 5: Kellogg pleads not guilty at U.S. District Court in Denver.

February 2011: Second lawsuit scheduled for arbitration