Reckless Endangerment Charges for Fake Brooklyn Dentist
In 2007, Colette Villemin went to visit 'dentist' Alexander Poperetchny to get some bridgework done. However, unbeknownst to her, Poperetchny was nothing more than a dental scam artist practicing unlicensed dentistry in America for more than 15 years. Her failure to ensure he was licensed ended up taking her life.
The problem first came to light when Villemin passed out in Poperetchny 's dental chair and he opted to carry her blue and weak body to the street where he simply dumped her on the sidewalk out of his fear of being caught. Only after she failed to return from her appointment did her concerned family members start the wild search for her. They found her in a city hospital, listed as a "Jane Doe," and hooked up to life support. She died the next day.
Eyewitness accounts indicate Poperetchny dumped the woman's near-lifeless body as if she was yesterday's trash. At the time he believed that an unknown allergy to peroxide caused her reaction and subsequent. Eventually the fake dentist was charged with reckless endangerment for her role in her death. Poperetchny was sentenced to five years' probation as an autopsy determined that Villemin died from heart issues. Sadly, the current laws still allow Poperetchny to apply for a U.S. dental license, despite his role in her demise.
Oregon Dentist Charged with Murder
When Viktor Merezhnikov visited fake dentist Viktor G. Gebauer for emergency dental care in 2010, he never thought that his toothache would end up costing him his life. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened as Gebauer shot him down.
During the appointment with the unethical and unlicensed Gebauer, Merezhnikov called his family members to let him know he was being held at gunpoint. As a result, the family member when to the dental office and found Merezhnikov slumped in a chair in the waiting room. He died from a "single gunshot wound to the abdomen," (http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/07/gresham_unlicensed_dentist_sen.html).
Gebauer was convicted of murder. The octogenarian is currently serving a mandatory life sentence in the Oregon prison sentence and will not be eligible for parole until serving 25 years of the term. Additionally, the fake dentist was ordered to pay Merezhnokov's family $150,000 in restitution to the survivors.
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