Former Caregiver Charged with Neglect
BALTIMORE, MD (October 10, 2007) - Maryland Attorney General Douglas
F. Gansler announced today that Haendel Paul, 28, of the 10-thousand
block of Jason Lane in Columbia was charged with three counts of
neglect of a vulnerable adult. Paul, a former caregiver at Creative
Options, Inc., is accused of leaving three developmentally disabled
men who were in his care alone and unattended.
Neglect of a vulnerable adult is a misdemeanor punishable by five
years in jail and/or a $5,000 fine. A criminal charge is merely
an accusation of wrongdoing and the defendant is presumed innocent
unless the State proves him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Trial
is scheduled on November 19 in the District Court of Maryland for
Baltimore County in Towson.
This case is being
prosecuted by the Attorney General’s
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit based on a referral from the Baltimore
County Police Department.