INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - An Indianapolis woman was charged Tuesday with practicing medicine without a license.
Carol Velasquez was allegedly acting as a midwife. She appeared in court Tuesday morning and agreed to surrender to the Marion County Jail's processing center.
Velasquez was indicted on 17 charges by a grand jury. She was charged with 12 counts of unlawful practice of medicine, all Class C felonies, and five counts of obtaining and/or procuring a legend drug, all Class D felonies. The charges are based on incidents that occurred between Jan. 1, 2009 and March 20, 2009.
A pre-trial is scheduled for 1 p.m. May 28 in Marion County Criminal Court 6. A jury trial is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. June 3.
Several people held signs of protest in support of Velasquez outside of the court room and outside of the Marion County City-County Building.
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