Valeriy Molokandov pled guilty today in Fulton County Superior Court to two counts of Medicaid Fraud (O.C.G.A. § 49-4-146.1(b)) before Judge Christopher S. Brasher.
Molokandov was indicted for using his position as a Family Independence Case Manager with the Multi-County Refugee Resettlement Unit of the Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services to assist a number of family members and friends with fraudulently obtaining food stamps and Medicaid benefits for which they were not eligible. The indictment charges that Molokandov aided in falsely acquiring over $12,000.00 in benefits. He has since been terminated from his position.
Molokandov was sentenced to five years probation, serving the first year under intensive probation. He has been ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $12,351.94. Additionally, he may not receive public assistance benefits for the first two years of probation. Molokandov is still under indictment in
Assistant Attorney General Greg Lohmeier prosecuted Molokandov on behalf of the State of