WHITE PLAINS – Former Middletown medical practice administrator Kim Spina recently pleaded guilty in federal court to one count each of health-care fraud and conspiracy to commit health-care fraud in what prosecutors describe as a six-year, $80 million insurance-fraud scheme.

Each felony charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. Spina, 55, of Woodbourne, faces sentencing before Judge Kenneth Karas on Oct. 10 in U.S. District Court in White Plains.

Spina ran the large multi-specialty orthopedic clinic formerly known as Dolson Avenue Medical. She’s the third individual to plead guilty in association with fraud at the clinic.

In August, Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, unsealed two broad federal indictments related to the practice, now called the Pain Relief & Wellness Center.

One indictment covered practice patriarch and chiropractor James “Jay” Spina, 61, and his chiropractor brother Jeffrey Spina, 57, both of Middletown; Andrea Grossman, 60, of Loch Sheldrake, the clinic’s business manager and bookkeeper; and the Spina brothers' sister Kim Spina.

Each was charged with one count of conspiring to commit health-care fraud and one count of health-care fraud. Last month, Jay Spina pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to defraud health insurers. Judge Karas is set to sentence him on Sept. 17.

In a separate federal indictment, also unsealed last August, Berman announced the guilty plea of Charles Bagley, a pain management medical doctor formerly affiliated with Dolson Avenue Medical.

Bagley, 69, of Great Neck, a neurologist, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health-care fraud. U.S. District Judge Nelson Román will sentence Bagley on July 19 in federal court in White Plains.

Jeffrey Spina and Andrea Grossman have retained their not guilty pleas.

Kim Spina’s attorney, Stephen R. Lewis, of Stephens, Baroni, Reilly & Lewis in White Plains, could not be reached to comment on Friday.

Jay Spina’s attorney, Michael Burke of Hodges, Walsh & Burke in White Plains, recently released a statement.

“Dolson Avenue Medical and Dr. Jay Spina have always placed patient care as their first priority,” Burke wrote. “Unfortunately the corporate structure of Dolson Avenue Medical did not accurately reflect who the true owners were. He has pleaded guilty and fully accepted responsibility for his involvement with Dolson Avenue Medical.”

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