Louisiana dentist accused of using false teeth
Posted June 10, 2018 07:01:31 The dentist who allegedly performed the dental work on President Donald Trump’s head and face last month has been charged with two felony counts of criminal impersonation and one misdemeanor count of civil disobedience, Louisiana officials announced Friday.
State Rep. Charles Boucher, who is in charge of the state’s legislative delegation, said the charges came after a review of his office’s work.
The charges were brought after an investigation by the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, Boucher said.
He did not elaborate.
The Louisiana Attorney Generals Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Boucher is an active member of the Republican Party of Louisiana, a Republican-leaning state where the governor and other state officials have a vested interest in keeping the president safe from the threat of Ebola.
He is the second dentist in a few weeks to be charged with civil disobedience after an attorney general’s office announced it was charging a dentist in New Orleans with civil contempt for not complying with a court order to remove a head and/or face.
That dentist has since been fired.
The charge of criminal contempt was also leveled against a dentist who performed dental work at a West Virginia state facility that was under the direction of the Trump administration.
That dentist has pleaded not guilty to charges of contempt.
The state attorney general, a Democrat, also announced that the State Board of Dentistry, which regulates dentists, will investigate an incident in which a dentist performing a dental cleaning on a patient was stopped by security officers.
The office said the dental cleaning was performed on March 9.
The office did not say when it took over the investigation.