Malachi Love-Robinson, a 20-year-old who practiced medicine in Florida without a license and adopted the nickname “Dr. Love,” will spend a year in prison for unrelated fraud charges.
Malachi Love-Robinson was sentenced to the prison term after he pleaded guilty in March to charges of making false statements to obtain credit and of passing a forged document. He still faces criminal proceedings in Palm Beach County, where authorities allege he practiced medicine without a license and defrauded patients.
After his infamous arrest in February 2016, Love-Robinson—who operated a medical clinic in Florida as a teenager—did an interview with Good Morning America in which he defended his fraudulent practice by professing statements like, “I’ve never been a traditional guy.”
In September 2016, according to authorities, he tried to buy a used Lexus in Virginia by falsely using a relative as a co-signer:
He initially asked about buying a Jaguar, but was told the dealership did not have any left in stock, a dealership employee told The Palm Beach Post in September.
Authorities say he also used the relative’s credit cards to purchase two iPads and a cellphone.