A federal judge says he will require Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth to account for what happened to $13.8 million he received from the sale of a Mexico resort in violation of a bankruptcy court order, no matter how long it takes.

U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon made the comment during a status conference Friday in Helena.

Haddon plans a hearing on whether Blixseth had the ability to provide any more information and whether continuing to jail him would coerce him to do so.

But the judge said he needed to determine if he should wait for an appeals court decision on a related matter. Blixseth attorney Paul Brain agreed Haddon should hold the hearing. A date hasn't been set.

Blixseth has been jailed since April 2015.