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Silicone butt injections are all the rage, but one provider has likely landed herself behind bars. The Food and Drug Administration busted Kimberly Smedley in November, accusing her of illegally administering silicone butt injections to strippers in Washington, D.C. Now she's pleaded guilty to the crime.
The Atlanta woman will serve a maximum of 5 years in prison and prosecutors plan to seek a $250,000 fine, according to documents obtained by the Smoking Gun. She's also agreed to pay $8,000 in restitution to at least one victim.
In exchange for Kimberly Smedley's plea, prosecutors dropped all but a felony conspiracy charge, reports the site. Smedley paid a man named Martin Freeman to provide security in the hotel rooms where she did business. As conspiracy requires an agreement between at least two people to commit a criminal act, his presence was necessary to sustain this particular charge.
Silicone butt injections aren't technically illegal if administered by a licensed medical provider who uses a sterile product. However, Smedley is not licensed, and admitted to using hardware store silicone. Court documents also state that she travelled the entire Eastern seaboard for the past 8 years, injecting women in Philadelphia, the District of Columbia, New York City and even Detroit.
Though the sentencing judge can choose to grant Kimberly Smedley probation or significantly less than 5 years in jail, chances are he won't. The duration and depth of her criminal enterprise will likely be seen as too egregious to warrant anything but a longer punishment.
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