On Thursday, July 27, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced that a motion for shock probation filed by a Somerset doctor had been denied. Ezekial Akande, 58, of Somerset, is currently serving a five-year prison sentence after a jury convicted him at trial in March for Medicaid fraud, a class D felony, and theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, a Class C felony. Akande was sentenced on April 21, 2017 to five years in prison and ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution. He filed a motion for shock probation June 1, 2017, requesting further execution of his five-year prison sentence be suspended, which was denied July 12. Akande allegedly billed Medicaid for tobacco cessation counsel on patients who were nonsmokers and those who were smokers that did not desire to quit smoking. He is appealing the conviction.