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For Immediate Release
November 1, 2002
Contact: Sean Caine, 410-576-6357

FORMER CHIMES EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH NEGLECT
AND RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that a former food services employee at Chimes, Inc. has been charged with Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult and Reckless Endangerment in connection with an April 17, 2002 incident in which a developmentally disabled adult was left unattended in a van in Baltimore City.

Michael Delroy Council, 44, of the 5100 block of Nelson Avenue in Baltimore City was charged in a two-count Criminal Information. Intentional neglect of a vulnerable adult by a caregiver is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of five years in jail and/or a $5,000 fine. Reckless endangerment is a misdemeanor, punishable by not more than five years in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.

A criminal information is an accusation and all persons are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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