Felon dentist accused of practicing without license

Posted at 6:34 PM, Oct 25, 2017

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A former Cape Coral dentist, who was previously convicted for illegally prescribing steroids to Major League Baseball Players and celebrities, was arrested again, Tuesday.

James D'Amico made his first appearance at the Lee County Court House after officials served a warrant for his arrest for practicing medicine without a license.

This is not D'Amico's first experience with unlicensed medical practice. He was a dentist in Cape Coral until he lost his license in 2003. For years, D'Amico then used his doctor title to illegally prescribe steroids to MLB players like former pitcher Paul Byrd and former all-star third-baseman Matt Williams. He was sentenced to 51 months in prison. 

Recently, the felon dentist was caught with steroids again, this time during a traffic stop. An officer pulled D'Amico over for driving outside his lane, when he spotted a pill bottle. Inside was Prednisone, a steroid. It is still unclear what led up to the charges for unlicensed medical practice.

A judge set his bond at $120,000, which he has already paid.