Illinois phony dentist faces 20 months in prison; 2nd time impersonating as dentist


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Velimir Krgovic pled no contest to false personation of a dentist after performing dental work on a patient with no license, according to Macomb Daily.

Here are four takeaways:

1. Mr. Krgovic was sentenced to 20 months to 22 1/2 years in prison. Investigators found he performed dental work on a woman at his Utica, Ill., office between January 2015 and March 2016.

2. While Mr. Krgovic is a licensed dentist in his native country Yugoslavia, he is not licensed to practice in the U.S. The patient he treated trusted him as a fellow member of the local Yugoslavian-American community.

3. Mr. Korgovic will also pay approximately $59,000 in restitution.

4. This is not Mr. Korgovic's first time impersonating a dentist. In 2011, he plead no contest to false personation. During the time, he was illegally dispensing prescription drugs and was ordered not to practice dentistry.

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