Dr. Shiva Akula who, after a trial lasting five (5) days, was convicted of all 23 counts he faced for Medicare fraud in USA v. Shiva Akula.
On Monday at approximately 3:10 p.m., the jury in the case of USA v. Dr. Shiva Akula, in which he was charged with 23 counts of Medicare fraud, retired for deliberations.
Approximately one hour and fifty minutes (1:50) later, the jury returned a verdict of guilty on all 23 counts (See the Jury Verdict Form).
Sound Off Louisiana founder Robert Burns attended the Bond Hearing which transpired at 10:00 a.m. this morning (Tuesday, November 7, 2023). Dr Akula is being permitted to remain at home but must wear an ankle monitor and a GPS tracking device.
In an absolute abundance of caution (actually too much caution by our own admission, but it’s our decision) of ensuring that ALL of the terms of Judge Africk’s conditions for Dr. Akula’s bond and lead-up to sentencing are adhered to, we will publish nothing further on this case until after sentencing, which is scheduled for February 21, 2024 at 2 p.m. We will be there to attend that sentencing hearing and will obviously report upon it.
For the benefit of those who missed prior features, here they are:
There was testimony on day five in the form of one physician testifying on behalf of Dr. Akula as well as one rebuttal witness called by the prosecution (Sue May), and we may likely provide details of those testimonies and closing arguments after the February 21, 2024 sentencing at 2:00 p.m.
In the meantime, we are now going to resume our intense focus on Louisiana State Police (LSP) because we have an absolute avalanche of material which has piled up. For those who follow this blog largely to stay abreast of LSP, we appreciate your patience because Burns very much desired to attend and report upon the Akula matter.
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