U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings in Lubbock on Tuesday did not immediately set a hearing date for Jeffrey David Gunselman. The Lubbock man recently moved to a $2 million home in Boerne (BER'-nee), about 25 miles northwest of San Antonio.
Prosecutors say Gunselman, who was arrested July 19, did not get required government permission to relocate.
A complaint charges Gunselman and his now-defunct Absolute Fuels LLC with wire fraud.
A magistrate in San Antonio earlier Tuesday agreed to bond for Gunselman. His attorney says Gunselman has cooperated to help investigators retrieve $15 million in assets.
Cummings stayed the bond after being advised by prosecutors.