Queens Woman Arrested for Allegedly Giving Unlicensed Butt Injections
By Nina Mandell on December 19, 2012 6:21pm
FLUSHING — A Queens woman who gave faulty butt enhancement injections to at least one victim is now facing assault and other charges, police sources said.
Liliana Coello, 39, who police said is not a licensed doctor, was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault, reckless endangerment, unauthorized practice of a profession and criminal possession of a weapon, authorities said.
The unidentified 40-year-old victim was hospitalized with a serious infection after she was allegedly injected at Coello's 157th Street home on the morning of Nov. 3, police said.
The New York Daily News reported that the victim was a nightclub dancer who paid $2,500 for the work, but NYPD officials could not immediately confirm that information.
Officials say they're looking for other possible victims of Coello, who is just the most recent in a spate of phony doctors to be nabbed for faulty butt surgeries.
In May, a Staten Island woman pleaded guilty for performing illegal silicone butt injections. In June, a Bronx woman was sentenced to a year in prison for doing $1,500 worth of illegal silicone butt injections.