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For Immediate Release
May 24, 2002
Contact: Sean Caine, 410-576-6357

MONTGOMERY COUNTY WOMAN CONVICTED OF CONSPIRACY
TO PRACTICE NURSING WITHOUT A MARYLAND LICENSE

Attorney 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.

Khadeeja 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 service.

In August 1998, Abou Bakarr Kamara, the defendant’s 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.

In 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 child’s 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.

This case was prosecuted by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Attorney General’s Office, with assistance by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

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