BERKS COUNTY ATTORNEY ARRESTED FOR THEFT FROM CLIENT
On February 4, 2013, Berks County Detectives initiated an investigation regarding an allegation of a local attorney misrepresenting an inmate from Berks County Prison. The inmate was identified as Julio E. Arocho, who was being incarcerated relative to a robbery charge filed by the Reading Police Department. During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that Arocho paid Attorney David John Delcollo $1,900 to represent him. According to Arocho, Attorney Delcollo provided no legal services to him despite paying him the money.
Detectives discovered that the Delcollo visited Arocho one time at Berks County Prison on October 4, 2012. Records indicated that Delcollo arrived at the prison that day from
10:53 AM to 11:12 AM.
Detectives checked the criminal docket pertaining to Arocho’s case, which indicated that Delcollo did not enter his appearance in this matter.
On May 6, 2013, Detectives obtained a warrant of arrest for Delcollo for the aforementioned charges. The warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Alvin B. Robinson.
On May 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM, Delcollo surrendered to detectives at the Berks County Detectives Office. He was accompanied by his attorney.
Subsequently, Delcollo was escortedby the detectives to the Berks County Sheriff's Department Processing Unit for fingerprinting and photograph. He was video arraigned by Judge Robinson. Bail was set at $10,000.