Kentucky Doctor Found Guilty of Medicaid Fraud

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP)– A jury in Pulaski County has actually discovered a doctor guilty of getting payment from Kentucky’s Medicaid program for tobacco cessation therapy that he did not carry out.

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear states in a press release that the circuit court jury discovered 58-year-old Dr. Ezekiel Akande of Somerset guilty recently of Medicaid scams and theft by illegal taking control of $10,000. Both charges are felonies.

Akande ran Somerset Regional Pain Center. The attorney general of the United States’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse dealt with Akande’s prosecution. It declared he billed Medicaid for therapy when the patient was a nonsmoker or a cigarette smoker who did not desire to give up cigarette smoking.

Akande confronts 5 years in jail. Sentencing has actually been set for April 21.