County Man Indicted for Insurance Fraud
MD (March 4, 2009) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler
announced today that Alpha Mamadou Bah, also known as Elhadj
Bah, of Burtonsville, was indicted on charges of insurance
fraud by a grand jury in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County.
The charges allege that on February 27, 2001, Bah made false
statements with reference to an application for mortgage life
insurance to Minnesota Life Insurance Company and that on June
6, 2002, he then made a false claim against the policy. The
value of the fraud alleged is $127,935. A trial date of May
18, 2009, has been set.
Insurance fraud of $300 or greater is a felony punishable by
a maximum sentence of 15 years incarceration and a $10,000
The indictment follows a joint investigation by the Insurance
Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration, the
Maryland State Police and the Office of the Attorney General.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and
the defendant is presumed innocent unless the State proves
his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.