Homicide

Cardiologist accused of paying for failed murder-for hire plot with guns, prescriptions

  • In this April 15, 2015, photo provided by the Nassau County Police Department in Mineola, N.Y., Dr. Anthony J. Moschetto is shown. Authorities said that the Long Island heart doctor had another doctor's office torched, then hired people who turned out to be undercover officers in a failed attempt to have him hurt or killed. (AP Photo/Nassau County Police Department via AP)

    In this April 15, 2015, photo provided by the Nassau County Police Department in Mineola, N.Y., Dr. Anthony J. Moschetto is shown. Authorities said that the Long Island heart doctor had another doctor's office torched, then hired people who turned out to be undercover officers in a failed attempt to have him hurt or killed. (AP Photo/Nassau County Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cardiologist Anthony Moschetto, right, 54, from the Long Island town of Sands Point, is escorted from the Nassau County police headquarters in Mineola, N.Y., Wednesday, April 15, 2015, after he and two other men were arrested on charges they took part in a killing-for-hire plot. The doctor is also accused of selling assault weapons and prescriptions for controlled substances. (AP Photo/Michael Balsamo)

    Cardiologist Anthony Moschetto, right, 54, from the Long Island town of Sands Point, is escorted from the Nassau County police headquarters in Mineola, N.Y., Wednesday, April 15, 2015, after he and two other men were arrested on charges they took part in a killing-for-hire plot. The doctor is also accused of selling assault weapons and prescriptions for controlled substances. (AP Photo/Michael Balsamo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cardiologist Anthony Moschetto, 54, from the Long Island town of Sands Point, is escorted from the Nassau County police headquarters in Mineola, N.Y., Wednesday, April 15, 2015, after he was arrested on charges he had another doctor's office torched, then hired undercover officers to have the doctor hurt or killed, authorities said. Moschetto allegedly used drugs, guns and blank prescriptions as currency while trying to have the doctor harmed amid a professional dispute. Two other men were also arrested and charged with involvement in the office fire. (AP Photo/Michael Balsamo)

    Cardiologist Anthony Moschetto, 54, from the Long Island town of Sands Point, is escorted from the Nassau County police headquarters in Mineola, N.Y., Wednesday, April 15, 2015, after he was arrested on charges he had another doctor's office torched, then hired undercover officers to have the doctor hurt or killed, authorities said. Moschetto allegedly used drugs, guns and blank prescriptions as currency while trying to have the doctor harmed amid a professional dispute. Two other men were also arrested and charged with involvement in the office fire. (AP Photo/Michael Balsamo)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a Long Island heart doctor had another doctor's office torched, then hired undercover officers to have him hurt or killed.

They say the payments included guns and prescriptions.

The Nassau County district attorney's office says investigators who went to his home in a wealthy neighborhood found a weapons cache in a secret room that was accessed through a motorized bookshelf.

Dr. Anthony J. Moschetto (muh-SHEH'-toh) of Sands Point, New York, was awaiting arraignment Wednesday on conspiracy and other charges. Information on his attorney was not immediately available.

Two other defendants are charged in the case.