WILLIAMSBURG — A Williamsburg wellness center owner was indicted by a federal grand jury for defrauding Virginia Medicaid and other health care programs out of more than $2 million.
According to a Friday, May 7 announcement from the Department of Justice, 45-year-old Williamsburg resident, Maria Kokolis, is the owner and operator of Pamisage, Inc. The center was billed for having integrated behavioral health and medicine that claimed to specialized in weight management.
“The defendant allegedly defrauded health care programs and the government by submitting false claims and engaging in multiple overbilling schemes,” said Raj Parekh, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA). “EDVA remains committed to holding accountable anyone who undermines the integrity of our health care system, including the Virginia Medicaid program, which is designed to subsidize critical health care coverage for those who need it most.”