Somerset Doctor Found Guilty of Medicaid Fraud, Theft

A Somerset physician has actually been condemned of Medicaid scams and theft because he took payment from Medicaid for tobacco cessation therapy he didn’t carry out.

A jury in Pulaski Circuit court suggested Thursday that Dr. Ezekiel O. Akande serve 5 years after being condemned of Medicaid scams and theft by illegal taking control of $10,000, the state chief law officer revealed Friday.

Akande, who ran Somerset Regional Pain Center, billed for smoking-cessation therapy when the patient didn’t smoke or, if the patient did smoke, didn’t wish to give up smoking cigarettes, inning accordance with the chief law officer’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse, which managed the prosecution.