BX woman released on bail in illegal injections case

MOUNT EDEN - A Bronx woman accused of importing silicone and operating on patients in her apartment is out on bail.

The FBI says Whalesca Castillo, 36, was importing the silicone from the Dominican Republic and has been charging upwards of $1,000 to perform injections without a license since May 2009.

Jorge Guttlein, Castillo's attorney, says his client will plead not guilty. If convicted, Castillo could face up to three years in prison.

FBI agents say they are looking for other victims to come forward. They are urging anyone who has had injections done by Castillo to call 212-384-2400.

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