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Tamarack Buyer Indicted On Wire Fraud

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By Paul Johnson

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI-TV) — An Eagle man once considered a buyer of a failed Idaho ski resort has been indicted by a federal grand jury on more than two dozen counts of wire fraud and theft from pension funds.

The indictment against 41-year-old Matthew Hutcheson was unsealed in federal court Wednesday.

Hutcheson was arrested Wednesday and is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Boise Thursday.

Hutcheson made a $40 million bid last year to buy Tamarack Resort in central Idaho. The ski and golf resort 90-miles north of Boise struggled during the recession and is locked in foreclosure litigation in a state court.

The indictment accuses Hutcheson — who served as a trustee for employer pension funds — of scheming to defraud two funds of $5 million to help buy the resort.


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