CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – A Brazilian doctor charged in the death of a woman during a liposuction procedure has failed in his second bid to plead guilty.

Luiz Carlos Ribeiro was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the July 2006 death of Fabiola DePaula, a 24-year-old Brazilian immigrant.

Ribeiro attempted to plead guilty to the charge in January. But his plea was rejected by a judge after Ribeiro disagreed with some allegations made by prosecutors.

On Thursday, Ribeiro was to again try to enter a guilty plea. But the court translator wasn’t certified in Portuguese, Ribeiro’s native language.

Judge Wendie Gershengorn said she would again attempt to take Ribeiro’s plea on Tuesday.

Ribeiro is a licensed doctor in Brazil, but was not licensed to practice medicine in the U.S.


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