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.