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Akinlolu Olalekan Peluola

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Saskatoon psychiatrist pleads guilty to defrauding government agency
By Bre McAdam
December 21, 2023

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Saskatoon psychiatrist Dr. Akinlolu Olalekan Peluola has pleaded guilty to defrauding a government agency of more than $90,000 through fraudulent billing.

Defence lawyer George Green entered the plea to fraud over $5,000 on Peluola’s behalf in Saskatoon provincial court on Tuesday. His sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 6, 2024.

According to police, a criminal investigation began in February 2022 after the College of Physicians and Surgeons reported suspected fraudulent activity reported to medical billing.

An investigation determined the government agency had been billed for “fraudulent services” between September 2017 and December 2018.

Peluola, 65, turned himself in on July 25 and was released on conditions.

At the time, he worked at Victory Medical Associates in Saskatoon. Peluola is also listed as a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine.

In October, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan charged Peluola with six counts of “unbecoming, improper, unprofessional, or discreditable conduct.” …