AP: Eagle Investor's Lawyer Wants to Quit Tamarack, Investor-Fraud Case

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Michael Hutcheson addresses media in November 2010 regarding his plan to purchase Tamarack.
  • George Prentice
  • Michael Hutcheson addresses media in November 2010 regarding his plan to purchase Tamarack.

In November 2010, Eagle businessman Michael Hutcheson stood before the media with a plan to buy Tamarack. Now, he may not even have a lawyer—and he definitely needs one.

Hutcheson is facing a string of federal charges, including wire fraud, alleging he stole investor funds to purchase an interest in the Tamarack Resort's golf course, renovate his Eagle home and purchase personal vehicles.

As part of the Green Valley Holdings Group, Hutcheson said in 2010 that while he had no experience in running a resort, he was willing to "offer $40 million cash for Tamarack," but refused to answer any questions.

Federal prosecutors allege that Hutcheson misappropriated approximately $3.2 million of his investors' funds to try to purchase the resort.

The Associated Press reports that Hurcheson's lawyer, Dennis Charney of Eagle, filed paperwork in U.S. District Court in Boise, asking to remove himself from Hutcheson's case. Charney said he and Hutcheson disagreed over strategy and presentation, and that he might even be called as a witness when Hutcheson eventually goes to trial.

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