Man Charged After Woman Dies During Home Liposuction Surgery in Massachusetts

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A Brazilian man was arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a license after a woman died during a liposuction procedure performed in the basement of a home, authorities said Monday.

Luiz Carlos Ribeiro was to be arraigned in district court on Monday following the death of a 23-year-old woman Sunday.

The Middlesex District Attorney's Office would not release the identity of the woman who died. An autopsy was scheduled.

Police also charged Ribeiro with drug possession, illegal possession of a hypodermic device and possession of a controlled substance. A spokeswoman for the district attorney's office said she did not know what type of drugs.

Ribeiro's wife, Miranda Ribeiro, 49 also was charged with drug possession.