A Somerset doctor was sentenced Friday to five years in prison after being convicted of submitting false bills to Medicaid, according to a news release from Attorney General Andy Beshear.
Ezekiel Akande, 58, also was ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution, Beshear said in a news release.
A jury convicted Akande of Medicaid fraud and theft in March.
Akande is charged in a separate case in federal court with illegally distributing drugs through his practice; operating a drug premise; submitting bills to Medicare and Medicaid for services that were not medically necessary; and engaging in financial transactions involving money derived from a crime.
The government is seeking a financial judgment of $1.9 million from Akande in that case, representing the gross proceeds of alleged illegal activity between March 2012 and May 2016.