In a story of going from bad to worse, Kasia Rivera, from East Orange, NJ, appears to be digging an even deeper legal hole for her to get out of.
On May 5th, 2011, 22-year old Justin Street, also of East Orange, visited Rivera’s home, where he received a silicon injection, in hopes of penis enlargement. The next day, Street died. A New Jersey medical examiner determined that the cause of death was silicone embolism, and ruled the death of homicide.
As a result, Rivera was charged with manslaughter and the unauthorized practice of medicine. Following this first indictment, more charges of unauthorized medical practice arose. Rivera was also charged with allegedly injecting silicone into a woman’s buttocks and breasts up to four times over a two-year period. In a separate incident, Rivera was also charged with knowingly giving false information to a police officer and possession of a stun gun.
To make matters worse, Rivera is now being investigated for bribery, stemming from her cases. Two potential jurors have alleged that they were approached by a man associated who said he was Rivera’s uncle, who offered them $5,000 bribes to favorably influence the outcome of her trial. As a result of these new charges, Superior Court Judge Ronald Wigler dismissed all 20 potential jurors. He also revoked Rivera’s bail and remanded her to the county jail.