Social worker pleads guilty in case linked to Danieal Kelly

June 9, 2009 6:39:24 PM PDT
A social worker has pleaded guilty to federal fraud and conspiracy charges in a case linked to the death of a disabled Philadelphia girl. Christiana Nimpson of MultiEthnic Behavioral Services faces about three years in prison after her plea Tuesday. A prosecutor says the 53-year-old Nimpson failed to make home visits and keep accurate records.

Nimpson was not assigned to the family of Danieal Kelly, who died of starvation in 2006 while the city paid MultiEthnic $1 million a year to monitor the Kellys and other families.

Federal prosecutors indicted company founders and employees in May. Nimpson is the first to plead guilty.

Kelly's mother, Andrea Kelly, is serving a 20- to 40-year state term for third-degree murder.

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