Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrest of a New Orleans woman for practicing dentistry without a license, providing services to illegal immigrants.
“When there are unlicensed people posing as professionals, it violates the public’s trust,” said General Landry. “ There are too many hard-working people in our State to let criminals affect their professions.”
Nancy Brown, 51 of Harris, Texas, was charged with Practicing Dentistry or Dental Hygiene without a License and the Dispensing and Possession of Legend Drugs. She was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Prison following an investigation by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI) where it was discovered that Brown was operating a fraudulent practice in an apartment on Iberville Street. Brown, a naturalized citizen from Honduras, was allegedly catering her underground practice to illegal immigrants in the New Orleans area.
"Unfortunately, illegal immigration creates an underground illegal economy ranging from human trafficking to professional occupation fraud", said General Landry. “Our office will remain diligent in investigating those who blatantly break the law.”
Last month, the LBI arrested Brittany Bridges, 30 of New Orleans, for practicing dentistry without a license. She was arrested and booked as a fugitive from New Orleans after she allegedly falsely represented herself as a dentist, advertising her services on social media.