Defense questions payments to Pagan-turned-informant in Kauffman case

A key witness in the case against Ferdinand “Freddy” Augello has been paid about $2,000 a month by the state, according to information released in court Monday. Augello is going on trial for murder and racketeering the 2012 killing of radio host April Kauffman and for an opioid ring he allegedly led with her now-dead … Read moreDefense questions payments to Pagan-turned-informant in Kauffman case

Teen who fatally shot friend in EHT remains free after being charged as adult

A teenager charged with killing his 16-year-old friend inside an Egg Harbor Township home will remain free on an ankle bracelet after being charged as an adult. Ernesto Contreras Jimenez was 17 when he shot Alejandro Gonzales Santos Jr. in the head using a 9mm Glock he put together through parts he bought online, according … Read moreTeen who fatally shot friend in EHT remains free after being charged as adult

Convicted burglar with pending burglary charges arrested again

An Atlantic City man already facing charges in a string of February burglaries was arrested again — on burglary charges. James Mason, 50, was already a convicted burglar when he was arrested in February. He was arrested again Thursday after an investigation by Detective Joshua Schwenger and Detective Paul Walsh identified Mason as the suspect … Read moreConvicted burglar with pending burglary charges arrested again

Atlantic City man accused of stabbing man with scissors

An Atlantic City man is in jail after he allegedly stabbed another man with scissors during a fight Sunday night. Officers George Mancuso and Robert Reynolds responded to a stabbing just after 7 p.m. at an apartment in the 1700 block of Arctic Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. When officers arrived the suspect, Musa Whitted, … Read moreAtlantic City man accused of stabbing man with scissors

Was gag too late to avoid tainting pool in Augello jury selection?

Jury selection begins Tuesday in the case against the only person charged in April Kauffman’s killing. Ferdinand “Freddy” Augello faces charges of murder and racketeering in the case that alleges he and Kauffman’s doctor husband conspired to have her killed after she learned about their alleged Oxycontin ring. The local radio host and avid veterans … Read moreWas gag too late to avoid tainting pool in Augello jury selection?