Beshear: Pulaski Judge Denies Somerset Doctor Shock Probation

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Attorney General Andy Beshear announced that a motion for shock probation filed by a Somerset doctor has been denied.

According to officials, Ezekiel O. Akande, 58, of Somerset, is currently serving a five-year prison sentence after a jury convicted him at trial in March for Medicaid fraud and theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

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They say Akande was sentenced in April, to five years in prison and ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution.

Officials say Akande filed the motion for shock probation June 1, requesting that the Pulaski Circuit Court suspend further execution of his five-year prison sentence.

According to Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office, Pulaski Circuit Judge David A. Tapp overruled Akande’s motion July 12.

Officials say as a result, Akande will remain in custody and he is appealing the conviction.