Woman charged with practicing medicine without license
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a Birmingham-area woman is charged with practicing medicine without a license after an investigation showed she was importing unapproved Botox and giving injections.
State investigators say 57-year-old Albina Cherkes of Irondale was arrested by Homewood police on charges of falsely representing herself as a dermatologist.
A Mountain Brook woman complained about the reaction she had to an injection that Cherkes gave her.
While a statement described Cherkes as being Russian, court records indicate she has lived in Alabama for several years.
Court documents weren’t immediately available to show whether Cherkes had a lawyer who could speak on her behalf.
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3/3/2022 12:14:44 PM (GMT -6:00)