Trial Begins for Woman Charged with Practicing Medicine without a license

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It’s been more than three years since her arrest back in 2013. But a Brownsville woman is now facing a jury after allegedly practicing medicine without a license. 48-year-old Nohemi Gabriela Gonzalez is accused of injecting at least one woman with silicone.

The defendant is accused of knowingly injecting what she advertised to be collagen to dozens of men and women. But an undercover FBI investigation eventually led to her arrest on October 30, 2013.

Prosecutors in this case say the evidence presented will be solid enough to make this an easy trial.

Vance Gonzalez, “What’s in the tool box? Syringes. Several of them, that are ready and filled for her afternoon appointment that she was going to have with the FBI agent. And lo and behold, what is in those needles? Silicone. That will come back and be tested, verified from that day.”

The defendant allegedly administered the injections in her patients’ homes or at a spa in the city of Mission. One of the victims who was hospitalized as a result of the illegal procedures is expected to testify during the trial. And while defense attorney Rene Flores says he agrees on the fact that the trial will be easy, he told jurors his defendant’s actions should be interpreted in a different manner.”

Rene Flores, Defense Attorney says, “You’ll see and hear evidence that she was hospitalized in May of 2013. Way before the allegations were made. And at that time was told, stop getting those silicone injections. According to her testimony you’ll hear that she continued to get those silicone injections.”

Gonzalez is charged with knowingly practicing medicine without a license, knowingly or recklessly causing serious bodily injury by injecting a silicone substance, and unauthorized practice of medicine.

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