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For Immediate Release

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Former UPS Employee Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Insurance Fraud

BALTIMORE, 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.


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