MIAMI – A woman accused of disfiguring a man's penis with injectables while trying to make it bigger pleaded guilty Wednesday to practicing medicine without a license.
Nery Carvajal Gonzalez was sentenced to 40 months of state prison with three years of probation. As part of the plea deal, she must also testify against her co-defendant Mark Schreiber.
Gonzalez was arrested in August 2015, after returning to Miami from Colombia, where she allegedly fled to after the procedure.
According to court documents, the victim met Gonzalez after she came into the hair salon where he worked and offered injectable services.
Investigators said the then-55-year-old victim received facials from Gonzalez, and that he eventually entrusted her to inject fillers into his penis at a Hialeah warehouse to make it longer and thicker. The victim said the procedure severely disfigured his penis, and said future attempts to contact Gonzalez were unsuccessful.
Mark Schreiber, 60, of Tamarac, was also arrested in August 2015 on a charge of unlicensed practice of health care causing serious injury.
Investigators said the victim met Schreiber, who had his medical license pulled years ago and was recommended by Gonzalez, in the same Hialeah warehouse to remove the filler that was injected by Gonzalez.
"To be honest, it looked professional," the victim told Local 10 News reporter Glenna Milberg last year. "I kind of trusted it for a while and I was trying to solve a problem. If I go to a professional doctor, it would cost me a lot of money to repair, and I didn't have the money."
According to investigators, the filler was never removed. The patient claims that his penis was further mutilated by Schreiber and that he is unable to function sexually.
Schreiber served two years in prison on similar charges in 2008.
Gonzalez faced up to 35 years in prison if she had gone to trial and was found guilty.