Man pleads guilty to posing as plastic surgeon in Denver

Carlos Fernandez
Carlos Fernandez pleaded guilty Friday, April 7 to second-degree felony assault, criminal impersonation and unauthorized practice of a physician.

DENVER, Colo. — A Denver man has acknowledged posing as a plastic surgeon and performing face-lifts and tummy tucks with limited – if any – anesthesia.

Officials say 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 and performed 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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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