A federal court judge is scheduled to hear arguments regarding the release of former South Lake Tahoe medical marijuana dispensary owner Gino DiMatteo next week.
A bail review hearing for DiMatteo is scheduled for Tuesday in Sacramento.
"As to the circumstances, Mr. DiMatteo is having difficulty in raising the $500,000 Vacaro Bond," wrote DiMatteo's attorney, Robert Woelfel, in a court document filed Thursday. "Pretrial Services will provide an updated report for the bail review. Based upon the forthcoming report, Mr. DiMatteo will petition the Court to release him on property bonds secured by his real property as well as other real property. The total amount of the property bonds will be available before the hearing."
DiMatteo was arrested on federal marijuana charges earlier this month.
He remains in custody at Sacramento County Jail, according to online records.