NY man admits unlicensed plastic surgery

Associated Press Modified: September 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm •  Published: September 8, 2012

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says a man who did liposuction and other cosmetic surgery without a medical license faces six months in prison and payment of $8,700 in restitution.

Carlos Arango pleaded guilty to a single felony count Friday for procedures he performed on several New York women in 2011.

The attorney general's office said Arango has admitted recruiting women from a spa in Queens and doing the procedures in Stamford, Conn., and Manhattan.

In a criminal complaint filed in April, authorities accused Arango and William Ordonez, who are not licensed doctors, along with Dr. Marlon Castillo of performing cosmetic surgeries without general anesthesia and leaving some women disfigured.

Castillo has pleaded not guilty to charges including fraud and assault. Authorities say they are still looking for Ordonez.

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