Attorney General Laxalt Announces Indictment of Four Individuals for a Healthcare Insurance Scam

February 10, 2015

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Richard Raymond Ruppert, 50, of Oklahoma City, OK, Shy Shalom Azoulay, 36, of Las Vegas, NV, Daniel Frank Massey, 58, of Torrance, CA and Charlene Pangelinan Sippio, 41, of Elk Grove, CA, were indicted last week by a Clark County grand jury on 65 felony charges in connection with a healthcare insurance scam. The charges include insurance fraud, theft, attempted theft, practicing or offering to practice nursing without a license and racketeering.

    “Insurance scams continue to be a threat to Nevadans,” said Laxalt. “I encourage anyone to report suspicious insurance-related activity to our office. We will continue to investigate and prosecute wrongdoers to protect Nevadans and their families.”

      The defendants are accused of operating a personal training business under the company names of Human Performance Enhancement and My Wellness Expert, while billing insurance companies for medical services that were not provided to their clients. According to the indictment, the defendants billed insurance companies more than $800,000.00, ultimately receiving $93,491.50.

        This case was investigated by Linda Rosel from the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, with the assistance of Administrative Assistant Erin Knighton. It is being prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Michael C. Kovac.

          To view the Ruppert, Azoulay, Massey and Sippio indictments, please click on their respective links.

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               MASSEY, DANIEL               RUPPERT, RICHARD                 SIPPIO, CHARLENE


            (Photos courtesy of the California Department of Motor Vehicles)

            (Photo of Shy Shalom Azoulay Unavailable)