Indicted Tamarack Resort suitor set for mediation

Indicted Tamarack Resort suitor set for mediation

Credit: KTVB

Matthew Hutcheson

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM

BOISE -- Tamarack Resort's indicted former suitor will go before a federal judge next month in attempt to mediate his case, but federal prosecutors aren't budging on an undisclosed plea agreement.

Matthew Hutcheson is scheduled for mediation in U.S. District Court on Jan. 10.

Hutcheson, an independent fiduciary who once offered $40 million for Tamarack, faces charges he raided retirement funds of some $5 million to fix up his home and help finance his now-failed resort acquisition.

In October, Hutcheson's attorney, Dennis Charney, was allowed to withdraw from the case after differences over strategy.

That's the same month federal prosecutors say they offered Hutcheson a plea deal.

Just what those terms are isn't public, but the government isn't willing to make Hutcheson a better offer as they head toward trial next year.

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