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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Liposuction death


The Brazilian doctor who allegedly caused the death of a young woman who came to him for liposuction was well known in the Brazilian community, Middlesex District Attorney Martha Coakley said.

"People were aware of him and knew him as Dr. Luiz," Coakley said.

Coakley has been trying to alert the community that illegal cosmetic surgery like that allegedly performed by the doctor is dangerous.

Coakley yesterday announced that Luiz Carlos Ribeiro and his wife, Ana Maria Miranda Ribeiro, both 49, were charged with manslaughter in the death of Fabiola B. DePaula.


(Fabiola B. DePaula, who died July 30 after a cosmetic procedure in Framingham)

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