Convicted physician impostor allegedly attempted to open another clinic

A California man who was convicted of 13 felony counts of unauthorized practice of medicine allegedly tried to open another clinic two weeks after being released from prison.

Elias Segoviano, 63, pleaded guilty in April to 15 felony and four misdemeanor counts related to his practice performing medical procedures, including Botox injections, lip and face fillers and thread-lift procedures, on 28 victims. He allegedly used various aliases and targeted Spanish-speaking women, according to a Feb. 22 news release from the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

He admitted to performing invasive procedures and injecting victims with potentially counterfeit Botox, fillers, anesthetics and other medical drugs. He was sentenced to four years in prison but served only one year and four months before being released in December.

On Jan. 4, Mr. Segoviano allegedly attempted to sublet a space and applied for a business license to open another Botox injection and face thread lifting clinic. He is now charged with two felony counts of unauthorized practice of medicine and one misdemeanor count of falsely representing himself as a licensed medical practitioner.

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