Tamarack suitor fraud trial delayed until November

Tamarack suitor fraud trial delayed until November

Credit: KTVB

Matthew Hutcheson

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Updated Friday, May 4 at 10:41 AM

BOISE -- An indicted former Tamarack Resort suitor has won a delay to his federal fraud trial.

Matthew Hutcheson won't go before a jury until Nov. 27, nearly six months after his initial trial date on June 12.

U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge agreed to the extension after Hutcheson's attorney wrote that the discovery in the case would be extensive, with significant pretrial investigative work.

Hutcheson stands accused of 31 felony counts, including taking $5 million from pension funds he oversaw as an independent fiduciary and using them to fix up his house in Eagle, Idaho and try to buy Tamarack Resort.

Hutcheson has pleaded not guilty and contends everything he did was allowed under federal rules governing retirement funds.

He failed in his 2010 bid to buy Tamarack for $40 million.

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