By Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York cardiologist who admitted to conspiring to have another doctor attacked following a professional dispute has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Nassau County prosecutors say Dr. Anthony Moschetto (muh-SHEH’-toh) was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty to conspiracy, criminal possession of a weapon and other charges.

Prosecutors say Moschetto offered an undercover officer $5,000 to have the other doctor beaten and $20,000 to have him killed. When investigators searched Moschetto’s Sands Point mansion, they found a cache of weapons hidden behind a motorized bookcase.

Prosecutors say the Long Island doctor also hired an intermediary to set the other doctor’s office on fire.

The sentence will lead to the suspension of his medical license.

Two other men were also charged. One pleaded guilty. The other was acquitted.

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