A one-time attorney who admitted guilt when it came to stealing money from his clients was back on the Campbell County Criminal Court docket. Mark Troutman, who pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted theft over $60,000 and two counts of attempted theft over $10,000 in Feb. 2017, appeared in criminal court this afternoon for violating the terms of his probation. Troutman was to pay one of his victims a little more than 42-hundred dollars restitution but has fallen behind his monthly $100 payments, according to a petition to revoke Troutman’s probation that was filed the Eighth Judicial District Attorney’s office. As of that filing, the 59-year old Troutman had paid $900 to his victim, but was $600 behind in payments. Court sources said Troutman had a made a partial payment earlier this month, but remains delinquent on the payments. In 2017, Troutman, who had been practicing law for more than three decades, was given a 15-year probation term and 500 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to an elaborate scheme in which he used client’s monies for debts other than their own. His law license was suspended indefinitely following his 2017 plea.
Troutman’s case was re-set for Tuesday, Novmber 13. The extra time is to let him get caught up on his payments to the victim. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/24/2018-3PM)