Montgomery County Man Charged with Insurance Fraud and Theft


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 2, 1999

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that a33-year-old Burtonsville man has been charged with insurance fraud and theft in a two-count indictment returned by a Montgomery County jury. Lameck Ssdeggingo Kaggwa, 3775 Stepping Stone Lane, Burtonsville, Maryland, was charged with insurance fraud for making false and fraudulent statements in an application for health insurance. Kaggwas was also charged with stealing $6,848.72 from the insurance company. Kaggwa is subject to a 15-year prison term for each offense.

The charges were sought after an investigation conducted by the Insurance Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration, which is staffed by employees of the insurance Administration, the Maryland State Police, and the Office of the Attorney General.

The filing of criminal charges is merely an allegation of wrongdoing, and everyone is presumed innocent until the charges against him or her have been proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, in a court of law. A trial has been scheduled for March 27, 2000.


For Further Information Contact:
Frank Mann
Special Assistant to the Attorney General
(410) 576-6357