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Brooklyn doctor pleads guilty in liposuction patient's death

A former Brooklyn doctor who faced as many as 15 years in prison because a woman patient died after a laser liposuction has been promised 60 days in jail after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges, according to officials.

Oleg Davie, 52, pleaded guilty to a charge of criminally negligent homicide before Brooklyn State Supreme Court Judge Danny Chun, said defense attorney James DiPietro.

A spokeswoman for Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson confirmed the details of the plea.

The plea bargain was struck after extensive negotiations with prosecutors, who took an in depth look at the case, DiPietro said.

Davie was indicted after Isel Pineda, 51, died following the laser liposuction procedure on May 10, 2012 that appeared to go well, DiPietro said. Though Pineda had undergone heart surgery nine years earlier, an autopsy showed that her arteries were blocked by as much as 95 percent, DiPietro said.

Davie has surrendered his medical license, DiPietro said.


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