Mark Strodtman, 52, Windsor, Coloarado, was found guilty of 23 criminal counts including, COCCA – Pattern of Racketeering (a class two felony; punishable by up to 48 years in prison if aggravating circumstances are met), Theft $15,000 or more 11 counts (a class three felony; punishable by up to 24 years in prison per count). Forgery – check / commercial instrument 11 counts (a class five felony; punishable by up to 6 years per count).
On March 25, 2008, a Weld County grand jury indicted Strodtman (and two other individuals) for his involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme that left many Greeley, Colorado area families in foreclosure and defrauded lenders.
The Weld County District Attorney’s investigation, which began in 2007 and lasted approximately one year, began with a tip from a local realtor and resulted in the first COCCA (Colorado Organized Crime Control Act) to be tried by the Weld County District Attorney’s Office.
The two other individuals indicted by the Grand Jury along with Strodtman, Nelson Feliciano and Flora Carmona, both testified for the prosecution in this case.
Strodtman will be sentenced on January 5, 2010, at 1:30 p.m.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Christian Schulte and Deputy District Attorney Matt Pring represented the People of Colorado in this case.