BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A California man accused of posing as a doctor and charging patients for phony procedures has pleaded guilty to practicing medicine without a license.

KBAK-TV reports ( Alberto Gonzalez made a deal with prosecutors Monday, just as his case was set to go before a jury.

Gonzalez agreed to a two-year sentence and prosecutors dropped three misdemeanor charges. The sentence will become official at a hearing in August.

It wasn’t the first time Gonzalez was accused of posing as a doctor. In 2012, he was sentenced to two years for operating a fake clinic in his home.

One victim said she had paid $400 for injections that turned out to be water.

Information from: KBAK-TV,

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.