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Fake plastic surgeon jailed

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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:30 am | Updated: 11:20 am, Thu Sep 20, 2012.

A man posing as a plastic surgeon was sentenced to six months in prison last Friday.

Following a felony complaint in April, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman charged unlicensed physicians Carlos Arango and William Ordonez along with licensed doctor Marlon Castillo for allegedly performing cosmetic surgeries on women without general anesthesia and leaving them permanently disfigured as a result, the attorney general said. Ordonez is still at large.

Arango pleaded guilty to one count of unlicensed practice of a profession.He will be sentenced to six months in prison and five years probation, and must pay $8,700 restitution to his victims.

Arango admitted that he recruited women from Bellisima Full Service Spa, located at 51-03 108 St. in Corona. He also allegedly performed the procedures in Stamford, Conn., and in Manhattan.

Ordonez Castillo’s cases remain pending.

Anyone who may have been a victim is asked to call (212) 416-8356. Spanish-speaking personnel will be available for individuals who do not speak English.

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