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Illegal Alien Arrested for Practicing Dentistry Without A License

BATON ROUGE, LA - An illegal immigrant practicing dentistry without a license in Jefferson Parish has been arrested by Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Office.

Salomon Kattan, 59 in Kenner on an expired visa, was charged with one count of Performing Dentistry without a License and two counts of Sale, distribution, or possession of legend drug without prescription. Through an investigation by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, it was discovered that Kattan was performing dentistry for other illegal aliens out of his home.

“Unlicensed dentists not only illegally profit from their schemes by exploiting people, but they also very often jeopardize the health and safety of their victims,” said General Landry. “Taking these deceitful and dangerous people off our streets will certainly make our communities safer.”

Kattan booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center, and he is under a Homeland Security Investigations detainer. He is the latest arrest by General Landry’s Office for the alleged crime. Last year, General Landry's office arrested two others for practicing dentistry without a license.


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