Manhattan MD indicted by feds disappears in LI boat ‘accident’

A Manhattan doctor accused by federal authorities of a massive health care fraud scheme mysteriously disappeared in a suspected boating accident in the dead of night off the coast of Long Island earlier this month.

Friends of Dr. Marvin Moy told The Post they remain unanswered questions about the alleged incident, which apparently threw Moy overboard after he and his passenger collided with a larger vessel about 25 miles off the coast of Fire Island.

Moy’s boat, the Sure Shot, sank and rescuers reported debris and an oily sheen in the water, the Coast Guard said.

“We have unresolved issues. We don’t know what happened,” said one of Moi’s close friends, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Moy and the passenger — whose identity is unknown to his friends — left on the fishing boat late at night on Oct. 12, according to a Coast Guard statement.

Dr. Marvin Moy mysteriously disappeared in a suspected boating accident in the dead of night off the coast of Long Island earlier this month.
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Marvin Moy’s boat, the Sure Shot, sank and rescuers reported debris and an oily sheen in the water, the Coast Guard said.
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The coastguard said it received a report of a “suspected collision” involving Moy’s boat and a “large vessel” shortly after midnight on October 13.

“The other person has been located while Marvin remains unaccounted for,” a Coast Guard spokesman said.

“We conducted a search by boat and helicopter for over 30 hours, covering 4,830 nautical miles, finding only the emergency position radio beacon he allegedly carried when he was last seen,” they added.

The search was called off the next day, but the agency is conducting an investigation into the incident.

Friends of Moy told The Post that the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are disturbing.

While Moy — whose Manhattan apartment looked more like a fisherman’s shack than an Upper East Side apartment — loved the water, it was unusual for him to be so far out to sea after midnight in the middle of the week, one said.

The passenger he was with was also apparently not a close friend of Moy’s, but someone he knew from the Long Island boating community, which is “a small group of people,” the friend added.

“Obviously I would like my friend to be found. There is still a chance that he will be shipwrecked on some small rock,” said the friend.

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Marvin Moy was due to appear in court about a week after his disappearance.

Beyond that, the friend added, “everyone would just like answers.”

In January, Moy was indicted on federal charges in Manhattan for allegedly participating in a massive $100 million no-fault health care fraud scheme.

As part of the scam, Moy allegedly conspired with a co-defendant and agreed to perform “painful electrodiagnostic testing” on patients who did not need the procedure, federal authorities charged.

Moi, who maintains his innocence, was due to appear in court about a week after his disappearance.

At a hearing on October 19, his lawyer told Judge Paul Gardefe they had been in contact with a legal representative from the Coast Guard who said Moy was not presumed dead until the investigation was complete.

“The representative indicated that he would keep us informed of any developments and that a report would eventually be issued and provided to us,” the lawyer said.

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Marvin Moy’s lawyer told Judge Paul Gardefe they had been in contact with a legal representative from the Coast Guard.
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Nicholas Bias, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, said the government’s investigation into the disappearance is ongoing.

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