A former Encino cosmetic surgeon was sentenced Tuesday to five years in state prison for the death of a patient during a liposuction operation that lasted more than 11 hours.
Superior Court Judge Michael Jesic imposed the term after denying the defense’s request for a new trial for Ehab Aly Mohamed, 48, who was convicted Jan. 21 of involuntary manslaughter in Sharon Carpenter’s August 2010 death, according to Deputy District Attorney Rachel Greene.
Authorities said the 61-year-old woman — who paid $100,000 for the surgery — was given a lethal combination of drugs during the lengthy surgical procedure that started at 1:10 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2010, in Mohamed’s Encino office.
Mohamed’s medical assistant called 911 after the woman became unresponsive, and she was pronounced dead at 12:50 a.m. on Aug. 22, 2010, according to an accusation filed against Mohamed on behalf of the Medical Board of California in May 2012.
Along with the involuntary manslaughter count involving Carpenter, Mohamed was convicted of a felony count of elder or dependent adult abuse involving a second patient. That charge involved a lengthy liposuction procedure in May 2010 on a 77-year-old woman, according to Greene.
Mohamed was previously been convicted of forgery and burglary in one case, and of two counts of attempted grand theft in another case, the prosecutor said.
Mohamed agreed to surrender his medical license, effective February 2013.
— City News Service