The attorney for Nancy Hoover Hunter complained to a judge Monday that the U.S. attorney's office is too slow in supplying documents to him.
Attorney Richard Marmaro told U.S. District Judge Earl Gilliam that there are hundreds of thousands of pages of documents that he still has not seen.
"This is an enormously complex case," Marmaro said.
No trial date has been set for J. David (Jerry) Dominelli's former girlfriend and business partner, who is charged with 234 counts of conspiracy to commit fraud, mail fraud, making false statements to a federal agency, fraud by a commodity pool operator and income tax evasion. The once high-flying La Jolla investment firm was forced into bankruptcy in February, 1984.
Dominelli was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to four counts of fraud and income tax evasion.
Marmaro said he had just received statements that Hunter, 48, of Santa Barbara, made to the U.S. attorney's office in 1984 when the investigation began after the collapse of Dominelli's financial empire.
Gilliam set March 9 for another status conference.
Marmaro said he will ask for a change of venue. Gilliam ruled that his motion papers should be filed by April 1.