3 Arrested in Undercover Operation at Jupiter Cosmetic Studio for Practicing Medicine Without a License
Donna Shuman,54, Jonathan Feinberg, 22, and Johnathan Lopez-Oramas, 45, have been arrested by Jupiter Police and Charged with practicing medicine without a license at the Aqua Laser Studio at 775 West Indiantown Road in Jupiter, Florida.
Shuman, the owner of the Aqua Laser Studio, and Lopez-Oramas, an employee, were arrested Tuesday, and Feinberg, a co-owner of the studio, was picked up Wednesday.
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According to the arrest affidavit, Feinberg is Shuman’s son, a full-time employee who “runs the office staff, finances, and marketing.”
Jupiter police said the investigation was initiated after the Florida Department of Health received a tip from a former employee who claimed that Lopez-Oramas was conducting a variety of cosmetic injections without a medical license.
The whistleblower said that on two occasions Lopez-Oramas, known as “JLo,” injected her with a neuromodulation injection known as Xeomin. She also told police that Shuman was present during the procedure, acting as a medical assistant during her first injection.
In the two months that the former employee worked at Aqua Laser Studio, she told investigators that she witnessed Lopez-Oramas conduct at least 50 injections into patients. She also said she would help prepare patients and be an assistant in the room during the procedures.
During her employment, the whistleblower told police that she had never met or seen the doctor under whom the business was licensed.
Based on the information, an undercover agent with the Department of Health made an appointment Tuesday to inject Botox with Lopez-Oramas. The agent posed as a patient and was accompanied by an undercover Jupiter police detective. On the day of the appointment, police said, Lopez-Oramas started to prep her skin for injections, prompting Jupiter police officers to enter the business and handcuff him.
The owner of a cosmetic studio in Jupiter and one of her employees face multiple charges after accusations of performing illegal cosmetic procedures.
Police arrested owner Donna Shuman, 54, and her employee Johnathan Lopez-Oramas, 45. pic.twitter.com/sse2m7tySR
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Lopez-Oramas told investigators he has been working at the Aqua Laser Studio since August 2022 and was hired by Ms. Shuman to conduct the cosmetic procedures.
Police said Shuman was not present at the time of the undercover operation but was later returned and taken into custody.
Lopez-Oramas told investigators that Shuman hired him to do Botox and lip filler injections and that she knew he didn’t have a license. He admitted to giving injections to several patients and staff members. According to the report, JLo told police that his boss had once referenced another local spa that did the same thing.
When investigators told Shuman that Lopez-Oramas did not have a license to work at the facility, the affidavit stated that Shuman replied, “He doesn’t have a license?”
Hey JLo! The boss just threw you under the bus.
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Police said Feinberg faces five counts of practicing medicine without a license. He was arrested, transported to the Palm Beach County Jail, and released after posting a $15,000 bond.
Please be careful, folks; anyone needing to verify a license for a salon or person can do so by checking www.myfloridalicense.com and see if the person or business is licensed and if there are any disciplinary actions on record.
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