Case of Newton Man Impersonating an Attorney to Proceed

UPDATE (8/28/18): Chako passed away on August 6 and the charges against him have been dismissed.

A Newton man who allegedly portrayed himself as an attorney at a child advocacy center will be headed to court. A Superior Court judge denied dismissing charges against Kuryen Chako, 68, who is accused of going to Ginnie's House in Newton, identifying himself as an attorney and intimidating two female therapists.

He claims to have a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia-ITT but no record of it was found during the investigation. He was arrested in October 2017 and police later found social security cards, driver's licenses and bank accounts for unknown people in his apartment. 

Chako's charges include unlawful practice of law in the third- and fourth-degree, attempting to cause another to destroy evidence, making false statements and unlawfully possessing personal identification information of another.

His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 20.

Read the NJHerald.com story here.

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