And every time we address a group regarding the astounding volume of physician crime, at least one person in the audience raises a hand to ask, “Why would a paramedic become a ‘heretic’?”
“This doctor is a new breed of drug trafficker; one who sells blank prescription pads, assault weapons; plots attempted murders, commits arson and distributes diverted prescription pain pills out of his medical office.” (DEA Special Agent James J. Hunt)
A Long Island heart specialist says he isn’t guilty of conspiring to have another cardiologist killed by a hit-man. Nassau County law enforcement say he’s lying.
Doctor Anthony Moschetto, age 54, was handcuffed and taken into custody in April, on a whopping 77-count indictment, which includes a Murder-for-Hire plot; Arson, Conspiracy, Criminal Solicitation and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance.
Just what we want in our medical practitioners, right?
According to the prosecution, Moschetto was in the process of arranging for a contract killer to murder a competing doctor – Martin Handler – so he could take over his patients and make more money.
Like many mental midgets, this idiot unknowingly hired a cop instead. Investigators report that Moschetto paid an undercover detective with blank prescriptions sheets, drugs and handguns to do the deed.
“Dr. Moschetto, by all accounts, was a one-man crime wave.” (WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs)
“The case of medical miscreant Moschetto started exactly one year ago, in early December 2014, as a simple investigation into the sale of prescription drugs,” reports Madeline Singas, Nassau County District Attorney. But detectives soon realized things were far more complex, revealing serious probabilities of arson, assault weapons, and a murder plot.
The murder-for-hire scheme was discovered when an undercover officer bought assault weapons and heroin from the shady doctor, who then stupidly mentioned that he needed dynamite to blow up a building.
The prosecution states they can prove that Moschetto directed men to burn down Doctor Martin Handler’s office in Great Neck last February. The clinic was damaged but not destroyed, authorities say.
The two men were caught and arrested in the arson case.
The doctor then paid an undercover officer with blank prescriptions and cash for the assault and murder, of the other cardiologist, according to the court record, which goes on to state that, “At one point, Doctor Moschetto directed his ‘hit-man’ to assault the victim’s wife, too.”
In a police raid on Moschetto’s Long Island home, investigators discovered a cache of more than 100 weapons, including assault rifles, exotic fighting knives and a hand grenade, according to authorities. Many of the weapons were hidden in a secret basement room, accessible by a ‘James Bondian’ sliding bookshelf.
Over the half-year investigation, undercover agents bought numerous assault weapons; more than 400 Oxycodone pills and 200 bags of heroin from Moschetto, so he set himself up pretty good.
If convicted, this lab coat loon faces 25 years in prison, according to the district attorney.
“Doctors are supposed to ensure the health and wellbeing of people, but Doctor Moschetto is believed to have replaced that responsibility with brazen, callous and criminal acts,” District Attorney Singas said.
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