UPS Employee Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Insurance
MD ( March 26, 2010) - Attorney General Douglas
F. Gansler announced today that Pierre Lamont Taylor, 47, of
Baltimore was sentenced on a single count of conspiracy to
commit insurance fraud. Judge John W. Debelius, III of the
Montgomery County Circuit Court imposed a five year suspended
sentence, five years probation and a judgment against Taylor
in the amount of $250,000.
The investigation revealed
that in June 2002, Taylor conspired with his cousin, Joseph Francis
Brooks to stage an armed robbery
of Taylor for the purpose of making a false worker’s compensation
claim with Taylor’s employer, United Parcel Service (UPS).
On August 14, 2002, Taylor, while working for UPS in Silver Spring,
was “robbed” by Brooks. Brooks and Taylor not only
staged a “robbery,” but Brooks also actually shot Taylor
in his right leg. On August 21, 2002, Taylor made an insurance
claim with Liberty Mutual Insurance, the compensation insurer for
UPS. In November 2004, Liberty Mutual Insurance paid a lump sum
disability payment of $250,000 to Taylor, who in turn shared some
of the money with Brooks. Taylor confessed to Maryland State Police
stating that he and Brooks got the idea from watching television.
The conviction 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. In making
today’s announcement, Attorney General Gansler thanked Assistant
Attorney General Bernard Taylor for his work on the case.