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NY Woman Accused Of Illegal Silicone Injections

NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have accused a Bronx woman of providing illegal silicone injections at her home for cosmetic purposes.

Prosecutors said Whalesca Castillo, who was arrested Friday, sometimes charged more than $1,000 for each round of shots. A criminal complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan said the 36-year-old Castillo does not have a medical license.

Prosecutors said she endangered the health of her clients, including in one instance discouraging a woman from seeking medical attention after she developed complications.

They said she imported liquid silicone from the Dominican Republic and administered injections to women for breast and buttocks enhancement.

Attorney Jorge Guttlein said his client, who is 8 1/2 months pregnant, will plead not guilty.

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