Hearing Delayed for Businessman Accused of Hiring Hitman

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    Brooks Kellogg

    With the help of his attorneys, a Libertyville man accused of orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot was granted a little more time.

    A Colorado judge granted 73-year-old Brooks Kellogg a delay in his first court hearing on Monday. 

    Kellogg is accused of hiring an undercover FBI agent to kill a business associate who sued him.

    "As of today, we have received no police reports, so we really do not have any witness statements or any other evidence in the case," said Kellogg's attorney, Larry Pozner, according to the Steamboat Pilot. "Brooks Kellogg is a very successful businessman, a philanthropist, he has no criminal background. So this is an inexplicable situation.”

    Police arrested Brooks, a partner of Chadwick Real Estate, last week at the Denver International airport after he handed cash to the undercover agent.  Kellogg asked the agent to kill Stephen Bunyard, of Destin, Fla., they said.

    He'll appear in court on Nov. 1.

    If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.