May 24, 2002
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
COUNTY WOMAN CONVICTED OF CONSPIRACY
TO PRACTICE NURSING WITHOUT A MARYLAND LICENSE
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Khadeeja Bamba
Kamara, formerly of Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland, plead
Guilty and was sentenced by the Honorable S. Michael Pincus in the
Circuit Court for Montgomery County on the charge of Conspiracy
to Commit Licensing and Misrepresentation Violations of the Maryland
Nurse Practice Act.
Kamara, age 43, was sentenced to 364 days incarceration, the sentence
suspended; a fine of $5,000, also suspended; and one year supervised
probation, during which time she must complete 75 hours of community
August 1998, Abou Bakarr Kamara, the defendants husband, obtained
registration for a nursing staff agency called Metro Medical Services,
Inc., located at the Kamara residence on Chesley Knoll Drive, in
Gaithersburg. Mr. Kamara renewed the nursing staff agency registration
until August 21, 2001. An investigation determined that the nursing
staff agency registration and renewals were fraudulent because Abou
Kamara named two Registered Nurses as Director of Nursing for Metro
Medical Services when neither nurse was ever affiliated with the
nursing staff agency. Khadeeja Kamara assisted her husband in the
operation of the agency.
October 2000, she was involved on behalf of Metro Medical Services
in accepting a referral for nursing care to a severely disabled
23- month- old child. Khadeeja Kamara participated in a scheme to
allow the childs mother to believe that her daughter would
be attended by nurses while the mother took a trip away for the
first time since her child was born. Khadeeja Kamara knew the child
was actually cared for by her husband Abou Kamara, a purported medical
doctor with no medical license anywhere in the United States. Also,
neither Khadeeja Kamara nor Abou Kamara have ever been licensed
to practice nursing in the state of Maryland or in any other state.
Abou Kamara faces sentencing in Montgomery County Circuit Court
on September 10, 2002.
case was prosecuted by the Criminal Investigations Division of the
Attorney Generals Office, with assistance by the Maryland
Board of Nursing.