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Aug 23, 2013 8:41 PM by Tom McNamara

New charges filed against "liposuction technician"

A follow-up to a case the News 4 Tucson Investigators have been working since before it broke.

It's about a Tucson man who called himself a "liposuction technician."

Gustavo Nuñez is facing charges after the D.E.A., Tucson Police, and South Tucson Police raided a west side business last month.

Investigators say he had been performing liposuction and breast enlargement surgeries - without a medical license.

Nuñez and his co-defendant, Ilda Garcia, appeared for arraignment Friday afternoon, and the News 4 Tucson Investigators were in court, with our cameras rolling.

Nuñez had originally been charged with practicing medicine without a license, and possession of dangerous drugs.

Authorities say he performed the illegal cosmetic surgeries inside a room at a building near Drachman and Oracle roads.

Nuñez and Garcia both pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Following their appearance, the News 4 Tucson Investigators caught up with them outside the courthouse. They refused to answer our questions.

Also Friday afternoon, the News 4 Tucson Investigators learned that Nuñez, Garcia, and a third person, are facing more charges, including aggravated assault, conspiracy, and money laundering. The charges were filed by the state Attoney General.

The News 4 Tucson Investigators will continue to follow the latest developments in the case.

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