Saturday, November 28, 2015

Pile of Koraca

"Man charged with pretending to be a Harvard-educated attorney" by Evan Allen Globe Staff  November 24, 2015

On his professional website, David Koraca is pictured buttoning his suit jacket as he strides through stately courthouse columns, or staring thoughtfully into middle distance with Boston’s Financial District at his back.

He lists law offices in Boston, London, and New York; clients in Hollywood; and services in finance, crisis management, and corporate law. He promised his clients — whom he met while taking classes at Harvard University — “top-notch” representation, and allegedly collected thousands of dollars in payments and credit card charges.

But Koraca was no Harvard-educated lawyer, as he’d claimed. He was a convicted criminal who orchestrated an elaborate scheme, complete with rented office space at One International Place in Boston and a fake name. And he bilked at least two women out of more than $20,000, according to Boston police.

Koraca, 47, was arrested Monday in his downtown office, where he went by “David Corazza, Esq.”

His attorney did not respond to a request for comment. A secretary who answered the phone at Koraca’s Boston office Tuesday said her boss was unavailable. She declined to comment on his arrest. The phone numbers listed for his New York and London offices were not in service.

According to court documents, Koraca has a record of convictions in four states for burglary, false imprisonment, grand theft, credit fraud, and operating under the influence. He has been imprisoned several times, the documents say....