In Frankfort Kentucky last week still another immigrant physician was convicted of insurance fraud and will spend the next years 5 years in state prison.
According to State Attorney General Andy Beshear, Doctor Ezekiel O. Akande, a resident of Somerset, was sentenced last week by Pulaski Circuit Court Judge David A. Tapp. Akande was found guilty in a jury trial in March for Medicaid Fraud and Theft, of more than $10,000.
Investigators discovered that Akande, age 58, operated a clinic called the Somerset Regional Pain Center. He was arrested and went to trial for illegally and routinely billing the Kentucky Medicaid program for smokers treatment sessions that he never performed. In addition to his prison sentence, was also ordered to repay the $10,000 he stole.
Akande immigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria after attending medical school at the University of Ibadan.