Friday, June 20, 2008

Man Arrested in Miami for Pumping Parties

The wonderful people of Miami have endless options for weekend entertainment. Perhaps live music and dancing sounds like fun for some. Others may prefer a seat in the bleachers at a Marlins game (well, that option is not so popular). There’s always a relaxing walk on the beach waiting for those wanting a quiet night. If you don’t find any of those options appealing, how about having silicone illegally injected into your buttocks? Now, that would be something to discuss around the water cooler on Monday morning.

Anthony Donnell Solomon, of Northwest Miami-Dade, has been accused of practicing medicine illegally. Women gather at private homes or hotel rooms for “pumping parties” and invite Mr. Solomon as the guest of honor. He would then give them shots of silicone to increase the size of their buttocks.

The parties came to an end (pardon the pun) when state and county investigators set up a fake “pumping party” and Solomon agreed to increase to shoot some silicone into an undercover detective. The Florida Department of Health verified that Solomon did not have the legal clearance necessary to perform this curious task. The charge of unlicensed practice of a healthcare profession is a third-degree felony. Solomon now faces up to five years in prison and/or a $5000 fine.

I wonder if Mr. Solomon knew the potential penalty that awaited him if he was caught leading these festive cosmetic gatherings. After all, there actually are quite a few recent trials involving this exact crime. The participants at these functions need to know that the health risks are quite real.

At Bertolino LLP, we have attorneys who specialize in issues surrounding medical licensing and malpractice. If you are, unlike Anthony Solomon, a legitimate professional and you find your license threatened, please contact us and discuss how we can provide experienced representation for you.

1 comment:

FBB said...

In related news, the woman who allegedly skipped out on her bill for Botox treatments and named the Botox Bandit has finally been arrested.

View the arrest affidavit here.