Jury finds Diaz guilty on all 16 counts in multi-million dollar fraud scheme

Jury finds Diaz guilty on all 16 counts in multi-million dollar fraud scheme
Diaz will be sentenced on May 22. (Photo source: WDAM)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - After hearing four days of testimony, the jury found Gulfport-based Dr. Albert Diaz guilty on all 16 counts in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme. The jury, made up of six men and six women, delivered the verdict late Friday night and Diaz was taken into custody.

"I didn't get any money. I didn't do it for that. I thought I was helping people," Diaz said during Thursday's testimony.

Diaz testified he was lied to and taken advantage of by Jay Schaar, a former pharmaceutical sales representative. Schaar pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud in July 2017.