Indicted would-be Tamarack buyer to get new lawyer
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The indicted former suitor of Tamarack Resort is getting a new attorney.
U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Wednesday excused Dennis Charney from representing Matthew Hutcheson against fraud charges.
Dale concluded Charney might actually be called as a witness against Hutcheson at his criminal trial.
She also said a communication breakdown between Hutcheson and Charney convinced her that the two needed to be separated.
For now, Hutcheson's trial is still set for Nov. 27, but Dale says a new lawyer -- to come from the federal public defenders' office -- could ask for a delay.
Dale did warn Hutcheson not to reject lawyers simply to prolong his case.
He is charged with raiding retirement funds he oversaw of $5.3 million for personal benefit and to aid his Tamarack bid.