Fake doctor pleads guilty to performing illegal plastic surgerie - Tucson News Now


Fake doctor pleads guilty to performing illegal plastic surgeries

Gustavo Nunez (Source: Attorney General's Office) Gustavo Nunez (Source: Attorney General's Office)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Tucson man accused of performing illegal plastic surgery procedures in his home has pleaded guilty to 28 felony charges.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich made the announcement on Friday, April 21, saying Gustavo Nunez will be sentenced in Pima County Superior Court on Aug. 7.

Seven victims had procedures done by Nunez between 2012 and 2014. Three had to be hospitalized and one had life-threatening injuries.

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Nunez was arrested in August 2013 after two women were treated for serious infections stemming from procedures performed by Nunez, who is not a doctor and has no official medical training. 

In June 2014, a woman stopped breathing during a procedure. The Pima County Sheriff's Department found Nunez did not seek medical care for her for almost an hour. She had multiple seizures during this time and suffered from lack of oxygen to the brain, according to the AG's release. She was in a coma for six weeks and has permanent stroke-like symptoms. Nunez was arrested again and held without bond.

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