Woman sentenced in New Hampshire for running illegal medical practice

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EXETER — A woman has been sentenced for the unlicensed practice of naturopathic medicine and violating the Consumer Protection Act, New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella announced.

Shanna M. Pinet pleaded guilty to one count of unlicensed practice of naturopathic medicine and one count of acts prohibited under the Consumer Protection Act, both class A misdemeanors.

Following a sentencing hearing in Rockingham County Superior Court, Pinet was sentenced to 12 months in the House of Corrections, with nine months suspended, and a $2,000 fine, all suspended.

She was also ordered to perform 80 hours of community service.

On the Consumer Protection Act charge, Pinet received a sentence of 12 months in the House of Corrections, all suspended, and was ordered to pay $1,200 in victim restitution.

Evidence showed that between Aug. 1, 2020, and May 31, 2021, Pinet, under the name “Dr. Fabianna Marie,” advertised and provided services as a naturopathic doctor in New Hampshire without the necessary education, training, and licensure.

The investigation was conducted by Investigator Fredrick Lulka and prosecuted by John Brown and Mary Stewart from the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.

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