RENO – A Sparks man accused of performing cosmetic surgeries in homes without a medical license has pleaded guilty to a felony count of practicing medicine without a license.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Edgar Orozco-Abundis’ plea averted a trial that had been set to begin today in Washoe County District Court.
He was accused of targeting illegal immigrants who were looking for nose jobs, stomach staplings and other cosmetic surgery. Authorities said three victims were not seriously injured by the medical work.
Deputy District Attorney Nathan Edwards said Orozco-Abundis is an illegal immigrant whose July 17 sentencing will likely be followed by a deportation order for his removal from the country.
Orozco-Abundis told police he was a licensed medical doctor in Mexico.