Hallandale Beach Man Pleads Guilty To Running Illegal Cosmetic Clinic

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — A Colombian national reportedly pretended to be a doctor and administered silicone injections as part of cosmetic procedures is facing up to six years in prison.

On Wednesday Juan David Acosta, 44, pleaded guilty to two counts of receiving the silicone with intent to defraud or mislead.

Acosta was allegedly paid thousands of dollars for treatments at his Hallandale Beach apartment.

Acosta was charged specifically with injecting silicone last summer into the buttocks of two victims in order to affect the size, contour and structure of the area.

Authorities say Acosta wasn’t licensed to perform cosmetic procedures and didn’t inform his victims he was injecting them with silicone.

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