Doctor Accused of Having Wife Killed to Protect Drug Empire

Husband of New Jersey radio host charged with her murder

Pack's mother April Kauffman, a popular radio host, was found shot to death in her home in 2012.

A doctor running an illicit opioid trafficking ring from his practice in New Jersey with the help of a motorcycle gang allegedly hired a hitman to murder his wife. Another six people connected to the gang were charged in the drug ring.

Kauffman "was intent to have her killed, as opposed to losing his financial empire", Atlantic County prosecutor Damon Tyner said at a press conference Tuesday.

The Atlantic County prosecutor's office, which investigated the case along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies, said James Kauffman and Augello presided over an illegal opioid network that was run out of Kauffman's office through an alliance with the Pagan Outlaw Motorcycle Gang. No one we spoke with was surprised that the suspect turned out to be her husband, Dr. James Kauffman, but the alleged details left many in the state of disbelief.

Turkey rejects USA court ruling on Turkish banker
The conspiracy to violate the IEEPA and money laundering conspiracy counts each carry a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years. He testified that in 2010, when Iran began to feel the squeeze from US sanctions for its nuclear drive the scheme began.

In this May 25, 2016, photo, Kim Pack poses with a photo of her late mother, talk-show host April Kauffman, in Linwood, N.J. Pack's stepfather, Dr. James Kauffman, was charged in the murder of her mother April on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.

Kauffman's attorney, Ed Jacobs, said he had not officially been informed of the charges but said Kauffman has long maintained his innocence.

April Kauffman was shot to death in her bedroom more than five years ago. Mulholland died in 2013.

James Kauffman "solicited" Augello in the summer of 2011 to kill his wife after she threatened to expose her husband's alliance with the Pagans when he objected to a divorce settlement, prosecutors allege. The money was picked up on the day of the murder by Ferdinand Augello's ex-wife, Beverly Augello along with additional scripts.

Mohamed Salah back in Liverpool training ahead of Manchester City clash
After the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, Liverpool fans will be keen for Jurgen Klopp to have all his assets available vs City.

April was found murdered in the Linwood home she shared with Dr. James Kauffman, 69, in May 2012.

In August, Tyner said that subpoenas issued by the state to the municipalities of Margate, Atlantic City and Ventnor requesting employee health benefits information was partially related to the search of Kauffman's office.

"I have been waiting patiently for justice, and today I was lucky enough to be granted justice", Pack said.

The suspect has continued to stress that he was not involved in his wife' death. "I think it puts the towns head to rest a little bit", said Linda Mullin, of Linwood.

Emmanual Macron proposes new law against fake news
A new urgent procedure in the case of fake news will allow the court to delete content, close the user's account, or block access to a website.

According to various reports, the investigators found the doctor used to write free prescriptions to people who were referred to his office by Augello, which would include drugs that were high in demand, such as percocet, oxycontin and oxycodone. The operation finally folded when Kauffman was arrested on weapons charges following a standoff with police at his Egg Harbor Township medical office on June 13, 2017. Her body was discovered by a handyman who cared for pet birds in the couple's home in the suburb of Atlantic City. During the search at his medical practice, Kauffman allegedly confronted the officers while brandishing a Ruger 9mm handgun.

Related News:

  • Oakland Raiders fire Jack Del Rio as head coach

    Oakland Raiders fire Jack Del Rio as head coach

    Gruden reportedly wanted to finish out his commitment to the network before leaving for a spot on the sideline. Gruden coached in Oakland and Tampa Bay winning a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers in 2003.
    Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi launch $1 bil venture capital fund

    Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi launch $1 bil venture capital fund

    Alliance Ventures will invest in start-ups to bring new technologies and businesses, while ensuring fair return on investment. Renault and Nissan will both put up 40% of the capital for the new fund, with Mitsubishi Motors financing the remainder.
    ICE Conducts Nationwide Immigration Raids At 7-Eleven Stores

    ICE Conducts Nationwide Immigration Raids At 7-Eleven Stores

    ICE said in a statement that the enforcement effort would "send a strong message" to employers to only hire documented workers. ICE characterized its action Wednesday as a "follow-up" to actions it took against 7-Eleven franchises in 2013.
  • Georgia should feel more comfortable in national title game vs. Alabama

    Georgia should feel more comfortable in national title game vs. Alabama

    Maybe it was due to the flu-like sickness he'd battled in the days leading up to the game ( Mayfield said he never felt fatigued). However, allowing 31 points in the first half is very un-Georgia-like, even if it was against the best player in the country.
    Celine Dion's Heart Will Go On Bangkok Stage

    Celine Dion's Heart Will Go On Bangkok Stage

    A ticket to her residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas costs anywhere from $55 to $500 (S$73 to S$664). The statement added that Dion should be able to return to the stage for her next scheduled concert on Friday.
    BlackBerry's QNX OS to anchor Baidu's Apollo autonomous driving platform

    BlackBerry's QNX OS to anchor Baidu's Apollo autonomous driving platform

    What is interesting is that Baidu is more than happy to facilitate an open autonomous vehicle platform that incorporates. The deal was signed on Wednesday and as a result of the same, BlackBerry's shares went up by 13 percent.
  • Red Fort attack accused Bilal Kawa arrested after 18 years

    Red Fort attack accused Bilal Kawa arrested after 18 years

    He was allegedly in touch with the mastermind of the terror attack, Mohammad Arif from Pakistan's Abbottabad, police said. Following the attack , police said Kawa changed his name and moved locations three times in Jammu and Kashmir.
    Here's why Monster Hunter

    Here's why Monster Hunter

    Rather than have it taking up resources during the console development and not it not being able to have our full attention on it. Hopefully World doesn't disappoint when it comes to PC later this year, though previous Capcom ports give me no reason to worry.
    Flooding at New York's JFK terminal adds to delays from cold weather

    Flooding at New York's JFK terminal adds to delays from cold weather

    Twelve worldwide flights arrived during the time of the water main break, and all were de-planed and processed through Customs. Departing global flights continued, but with delays, as were domestic arrivals and departures from T4, also with delays.
  • Amir Khan's next big fight in ring, not media

    Amir Khan's next big fight in ring, not media

    It will probably bring the best out of him and we will give something back to the fans for helping us throughout our careers". But Khan admitted his future looked bleak when the £31m fight against Pac Man was called off at the last minute .
    White House Urges Release of Political Prisoners in Iran, Including Protesters

    White House Urges Release of Political Prisoners in Iran, Including Protesters

    Member of parliament Mahmoud Sadeghi said included in the 3,700 people who had been arrested , were 40 to 68 students. About 1000 were previously reported to have been detained during nearly a week of demonstrations.
    Indian Man Loses US Citizenship, Becomes First Case of Denaturalization Under Trump

    Indian Man Loses US Citizenship, Becomes First Case of Denaturalization Under Trump

    Singh arrived in the United States from Hong Kong in 1991, giving the name Davinder Singh at San Francisco International Airport. After allegedly failing to appear for his immigration hearing, he was ordered deported in January 1992.

Most liked

Redrow (RDW) Given "Buy" Rating at Peel Hunt
The Unite Group plc doing business as Unite Students, develops and operates student accommodation in the United Kingdom. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Moody's, 0 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 3 recommend "Hold".

Xi, Macron agree to cooperate on climate, trade
With the United Kingdom less likely to back out from Brexit, France has made a decision to cement its trade ties with China . Macron , 40, began the trip in the ancient Chinese capital of Xi'an. "By definition, these roads can only be shared".

Barcelona announce summer signing of 23-year-old Colombian centre-back
Barcelona have wasted no time in bolstering their squad further following Philippe Coutinho's £145million arrival. Barca continue their pursuit of winning the treble tonight as they face Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey tonight.

Roku unveils whole home entertainment licensing programme
Now, there are nine TV brands offering Roku TVs , with Magnavox being the latest (and part of Roku's CES 2018 announcements). Following inception of its licensing program, total eight TV brands began rolling out Roku TVs in the North American region.

Hacker indicted for breaking into computers at CWRU and other institutions
Durachinksy targeted computers that were used by individuals, but owned by their employers, schools and even a police department. Security firm Malwarebytes past year also found that the malware had infected biomedical research institutions.

Nissan's figuring out how to make your brain talk to your auto
Nissan has developed new technology that allows vehicles to read the brain activity of drivers, and initiate movement in response. The research is part of Nissan's Intelligent Mobility scheme, which includes a range of projects related to smarter driving.

England coach Trevor Bayliss to step down after 2019 Ashes
If we're not as successful as we'd like to be because we're blooding some young players, we have to take that on the chin". Former England captain Michael Vaughan posted to Instagram, critiquing the props for being far from humble.

CES: Samsung and Harman unveil new automotive solution
At the heart of the announcement is a trio of connected technologies for automotive, consumer, and enterprise markets. This also allows for the Android OS to be integrated on four displays - a first for the industry.

Android Nougat starts rolling out for Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro in India
The Galaxy S9+ is also tipped to include the same dual-camera set-up that debuted with the Galaxy Note 8 earlier this year. Another major design change and a crucial one is expected to come in the form of re-positioned rear fingerprint sensor.

Gretchen Carlson To Serve As Board Chair Of Miss America Organization
Carlson claimed her career had been derailed by Fox News then-CEO Roger Ailes after she rejected his multiple advances. The reshuffling of Miss America comes less than two weeks after a bombshell HuffPost exposé about the organization.

Mike Tyson opens marijuana farm in California
Hickman echoed Wood's sentiments and told The Blast that the "undeveloped lands" in California City "are primed to be cultivated". That is why his ranch will also seek to advance research into the potential benefits of medicinal marijuana , specifically CBD.

169 arrested in Italy, Germany in operation targeting Calabrian mafia
Some were arrested on suspicion of blackmail, attempted murder, money laundering and other organised crime offences. The arrests took place in the states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hesse, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia.

Raptors' Ibaka suspended one game for scrap vs. Heat
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner missed Wednesday night's game and will miss the next one with an injured right elbow. Ibaka has been ejected from games five times in his career.

Ford Edge ST arrives with 335 horsepower
Bigger brakes are standard on the ST, while an even more capable performance brake system is optional for more stopping muscle. It's the first Ford crossover to boast some serious performance tweaks, so here's a sneak peek.

Fodder scam: Court will pronounce sentence to RJD Supremo tomorrow
Lalu Prasad who is known for his wittiness now has created a series of hilarious jokes regarding today's sentence on Fodder scam. A large number of RJD leaders and workers gathered in Ranchi on Wednesday to express solidarity with Lalu Prasad.