Crime & Justice

Encino cosmetic surgeon charged with involuntary manslaughter

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A former cosmetic surgeon from Encino was charged Tuesday with the involuntary manslaughter of a patient during liposuction surgery, according to a press release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

Ehab Aly Mohamed, 46, was charged in a patient's death for allegedly administering drugs to 61-year-old Sharon Carpenter during liposuction that proved fatal, according to the DA's Office.

Carpenter died after a 10-hour liposuction, according to the DA's office, after being administered oxycodone, lidocaine and fentanyl.

Mohamed was also charged with elder abuse of a different patient, a 77-year-old female who allegedly lost consciousness during what the DA's office says was a lengthy liposuction. She allegedly suffered from ongoing health issues, according to prosecutors.

Mohamed has been in jail since July after being convicted of forgery and burglary, according to the DA's Office.

Prosecutors say that Mohamed's office didn't meet state safety standards, according to the DA's Office.

Mohamed's arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday in Van Nuys. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

Mohamed is set to be defended by a public defender, the DA's Office tells KPCC.