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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Framingham woman indicted in liposuction death


A Middlesex grand jury yesterday indicted a former Framingham woman on charges of recruiting patients for an illegal plastic surgery practice, scheduling surgical procedures in her home, and providing illegal narcotics to patients, one of whom died this summer, prosecutors said.

Ana Celia Pena Sielemann, 41, who was deported to her native Brazil last month, was charged with being an accessory before the fact to manslaughter, accessory after the fact to manslaughter, distribution of a Class A substance, and possession of a Class A substance, prosecutors said.

On July 30, Fabiola B. DePaula, 24, was pronounced dead at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham after a Brazilian doctor performed an illegal liposuction procedure in Sielemann's basement, prosecutors said.

Authorities previously charged Sielemann with possession and distribution of controlled substances. The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement sent Sielemann to Brazil on Sept. 1 because of a deportation order issued against her in July 2001.

Luiz Carlos Ribeiro, 49, and Ana Maria Miranda Ribeiro, 49, have already been indicted on manslaughter and other charges in the case.

-- David Abel

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