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For Immediate Release

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Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357
rguillory@oag.state.md.us

Former Caregiver at Baltimore County Group Home Charged with Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult

BALTIMORE, MD (June 19, 2009) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that former caregiver, Aboyomi Oluwanioie Ogundeyi, 55, has been charged by a Baltimore County Grand Jury with abuse of a vulnerable adult in the first and second degree, first and second degree assault, and interference with the rights of individuals for an assault that occurred at a group home run by the Center for Community Integration.

Ogundeyi, of the 5200 block of Harford Road, was a paid caregiver, caring for a developmentally disabled man who resided at the group home located in the unit block of Ripplebrook Court in Baltimore County.

Abuse of a vulnerable adult in the first degree is a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Abuse of a vulnerable adult in the second degree is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. First degree assault is a felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Second degree assault is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $2,500 fine. Interference with the rights of individuals, also a misdemeanor, is punishable by up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine. A Criminal Indictment is but an accusation and all persons are innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Ogundeyi will be arraigned on July 8, 2009 in Baltimore County Circuit Court. He is currently incarcerated in the Harford County Detention Center on unrelated charges.

This case was investigated by Attorney General Gansler’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in conjunction with the Baltimore County Police. The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has authority to investigate and prosecute abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults in facilities that receive Medicaid funds, in group homes that provide services to the developmentally disabled, and in assisted living facilities across the State of Maryland.


   

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