Butt Injections Were Criminal, Charge Brooklyn Prosecutors

March 16, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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CADMAN PLAZA EAST (AP) — A New York City woman is accused of illegally performing buttock-enhancement injections with a liquid silicone.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Brooklyn federal court, Claudia Miller claimed she was trained to perform the potentially dangerous treatments by a doctor in Colombia.

It said Miller charged thousands of dollars for the procedure.

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The federal government has approved some forms of silicone for cosmetic use but not liquid silicone or gel for injection into the body.

Last February, a London tourist died in a Philadelphia hotel after receiving illegal silicone-enhancement injections.

Miller is charged with receipt and use of a misbranded and adulterated substance. She was released on $150,000 bail. If convicted, she faces three years in prison.

Information about her lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

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