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Fake Denver plastic surgeon pleads guilty to felony assault

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Apr 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-08 19:13:31-04

DENVER (AP) — A Denver surgical assistant has acknowledged posing as a plastic surgeon and performing face-lifts, tummy tucks and other medical procedures with limited, if any, anesthesia.

The Denver Post reports 37-year-old Carlos Fernandez pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree felony assault, criminal impersonation and unauthorized practice of a physician.

Prosecutors say he claimed to be a licensed doctor since at least January 2015, performing procedures at the Hernandez Fernandez Clinic. He was charged with 126 counts involving 37 victims but struck a plea deal.

Fernandez must pay his victims about $175,000 in restitution before or when he is sentenced June 2.


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