French plastic surgeon gets four years jail

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Cosmetic surgeon Michel Maure was sentenced to four years in prison for mutilating and endangering the lives of dozens of his patients.

8 September 2008

MARSEILLE -- A French court on Monday sentenced a cosmetic surgeon to four years in prison for mutilating and endangering the lives of dozens of his patients.

Michel Maure, who told investigators he was one of the world's best plastic surgeons, was arrested in Spain in August.

Maure, 59, went on trial in June in the southern French city of Marseille on charges of false advertising, deception, and causing involuntary injury. He went missing while awaiting the verdict of his trial.

Spanish authorities were Monday still examining an extradition demand for him to be brought back to France to serve the four-year sentence - with one of the years to be suspended.

[AFP / Expatica]

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