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Fake doctor found dead inside Clark County Detention Center

Posted at 2:29 PM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 10:33:06-04

The Clark County coroner confirmed that 54-year-old Rick Van Thiel is deceased. He was found hanging at the Clark County Detention Center around 11 p.m. Friday. The coroner says it was suicide.

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Thiel was accused of threatening lives by performing medical procedures without a license. "Dr. Rick" was eventually indicted on more than two dozen charges, including sexual assault and child abuse. 

BACKGROUND: FBI seeks info in probe of unlicensed Vegas medical clinic

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