Federal judge orders Coast doctor to remain in jail
A doctor from the Gulf Coast is facing several charges of fraud and will remain behind bars until his sentencing hearing on May 22nd.
Seventy-eight year-old Dr. Albert Diaz could be sentenced to eight to ten years in prison on 16 charges of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud-falsifying records to cover up his crimes. He’s also being charged for distribution of a controlled substance.
Federal law mandates Diaz be detained until sentencing because of his drug charges.