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More Victims Accuse 'Fake Doctor'

Carlos Guzmangarza will face new charges when he goes to court today, involving additional victims



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    More victims are coming forward in the case against a San Francisco man accused of impersonating a doctor and performing medical procedures without a license. 

    Carlos Guzmangarza faces more than a dozen felony charges, including practicing medicine without a license, sexual battery and inflicting serious bodily harm. This morning, the district attorney's office plans to add more charges to that list, involving additional victims.

    According to court documents, Guzmangarza operated a dermatology clinic on Mission Street in San Francisco. He went by the name of a physician's assistant, with a similar name as his own, and claimed he operated the clinic with a doctor. Neither the real doctor nor the real physician's assistant is connected to Guzmangarza.

    Prosecutors say Guzmangarza illegally performed several operations, including a liposuction procedure in which a woman claims he smoked a cigar and made her hold her own intravenous bag.

    Guzmangarza was first arraigned on December 23, 2011. Since then, more victims have come forward claiming he performed illegal operations on them. He's currently being held on $1,000,000 bail. If convicted of the charges against him, he could face 29 years in prison.