Plastic surgeon imposter in Denver pleads guilty to felony charges

A 37-year-old surgical assistant pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree felony assault, criminal impersonation and unauthorized practice of a physician for performing surgeries at a Denver medical clinic while posing as a licensed physician, according to The Denver Post.

Carlos Hernandez Fernandez, who began pretending to be a physician in January 2015, performed procedures on patients at Hernandez Fernandez Clinic in Denver. He provided limited or no anesthesia to patients when he performed tummy tucks, face-lifts and other medical procedures, according to the report.

Prosecutors charged Mr. Fernandez with 126 counts involving 37 victims last year. Under a deal with prosecutors, Mr. Fernandez pleaded guilty Friday to one count each of assault, impersonation and unauthorized practice, according to the report.

Mr. Fernandez's sentencing is scheduled for June 2. He faces up to six years in prison.

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