- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida teen accused of pretending to be a doctor has been offered a plea deal calling for three years in prison followed by five years of probation.

News outlets report prosecutor Mike Rachel offered 18-year-old Malachi Love-Robinson the deal Wednesday.

Love-Robinson was arrested in February after deputies say he was practicing medicine without a license.

Neither he nor his attorney Andrew Stine said Wednesday whether they would accept or reject the deal concerning several charges Love-Robinson faces, including practicing medicine without a license, fraud and grand theft.

Love-Robinson has denied the charges, saying he never said he was a medical doctor. He claims to have a doctorate from the Universal Life Church, which sells them online for $29.95.

If he declines the deal, Love-Robinson would face trial in July.


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