A member of the Nevada Board of Health is the target of a civil racketeering lawsuit.
Dr. Dipti Shah is one of two local doctors being sued by one of America’s biggest insurance companies for alleged medical billing fraud.
The I-Team first exposed what came to be called the “medical mafia case” about seven years ago.
This is a new case with different players, but some of the allegations are similar.
Doctors are being accused of ordering unnecessary medical procedures to artificially inflate insurance settlements.
Allstate Insurance filed the civil racketeering lawsuit September 18 against Drs. Dipti and Russell Shah.
They operate the Radar Medical Group and the University Urgent Care facility on West Charleston Boulevard.
Dipti Shah is a specialist in kidney diseases. Russell Shah is a neurologist.
Dipti is also known for being an accomplished singer, appearing in several videos posted to YouTube.
Dr. Dipti Shah is a member of the Nevada State Board of Health and a member of the Las Vegas India Chamber of Commerce.
She also graduated from the Las Vegas FBI Citizens Academy in 2013, according to the alumni website.
The lawsuit against the Shahs alleges they took part in a fraudulent scheme involving the treatment of more than 200 patients injured in car accidents.
A spokesperson from Allstate Insurance says the alleged fraud loss to the company is $1.7 million.
The lawyer for the Shahs declined to comment. Messages left at the Shahs’ medical office were not returned.
This is a civil racketeering case at this point; no criminal charges have been filed.