Scientology chiro Jay Spina sentenced to 9 years for case that made judge's 'blood boil' - 2021-04-13
(UPDATE: Saying the case made his blood boil and that he wanted to send a message about how much Jay Spina's fraudulent scheme had betrayed the health care system, Judge Kenneth Karas sentenced the chiropractor to 9 years in prison today, almost the maximum of what prosecutors had been asking for. It was a dramatic day in court, and we'll post a full report about it below.)
More than a year after it was first scheduled, the sentencing of Middletown, New York chiropractor Jay Spina is slated to happen today at the federal courthouse in White Plains. We are hoping to attend the proceeding and give you an account of it as soon as possible. (Electronic devices are not allowed in federal court, so we won't be able to live-blog it as it is happening.)
We're very curious to see what sentence Judge Kenneth M. Karas hands down today. Spina's attorneys have worked hard to minimize his crimes, and letters have poured in from friends and family supporting him and asking for leniency. But the feds are asking the judge to sentence Spina to ten years in prison not only for using elaborate ruses to rip off Medicare, but also for what a house of horrors his clinic was.