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For Immediate Release
October 22, 2002
Contact: Sean Caine, 410-576-6357

CURRAN GETS A SECOND CONVICTION AGAINST
IMPOSTER SOCIAL WORKER

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Larry Dexter Williams, 34, currently residing on Goose Landing Circle, Columbia, was convicted in the District Court for Baltimore County with practicing clinical social work without a license and misrepresenting that he is a licensed clinical social worker. The Honorable Robert J. Steinberg sentenced Williams on the charge of practicing clinical social work without a license to the maximum sentence of 90 days in jail, to be followed by three years of supervised probation. On the conviction for misrepresenting himself as a clinical social worker, the court imposed a consecutive 90-day sentence, before suspending that sentence. Larry Dexter Williams must post a $25,000 appeal bond in the event he elects to appeal his conviction to the Circuit Court. The defendant is appealing a previous conviction in Anne Arundel County.

The instant offenses occurred in Baltimore County between August 8, 2001 and November 16, 2001. On August 8, 2001, Larry Dexter Williams was hired for the position of Clinical Supervisor by The Gregory Foundation, a non- profit organization providing services to children with psychological and psychiatric needs. The children served by The Gregory Foundation are between the ages of two and 15. They are severely emotionally disturbed, having been abandoned, abused, and neglected.

Larry Dexter Williams was hired as Clinical Supervisor based upon his representations that he had a masters degree in social work, the requisite seven-year minimum experience as a clinical social worker, two years of clinical supervisory experience, and that he was licensed in Maryland as a certified clinical social worker. Williams was terminated by The Gregory Foundation when they discovered that his social work license was a forgery. The State’s investigation further determined that Williams submitted a fake masters degree diploma, as well.

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

 

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