Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Shy Azoulay, 37, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty for his role in a healthcare insurance scam.
Azoulay pleaded guilty to one count of multiple transactions involving fraud or deceit in the course of an enterprise or occupation, a category “B” felony, and one count of insurance fraud, a category “D” felony. The fraudulent acts were committed between September 2011 and July 2012.
Azoulay participated in a scheme to defraud customers of a personal training business by charging their health insurance companies for medical services that were never provided. He and three codefendants operated the personal training business under the company names of Human Performance Enhancement and My Wellness Expert.
They billed more than $800,000 and were paid close to $100,000 before the insurance companies started denying claims.