April Kauffman died hours before her husband said he left for work, pathologist found

A noted pathologist put April Kauffman’s time of death hours before her husband said he left for work the morning she was killed, according to a letter he sent to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office in 2012. The office reached out to Dr. Michael Baden, perhaps the highest profile medical examiner in the country, days … Read moreApril Kauffman died hours before her husband said he left for work, pathologist found

Details of compounding drug fraud case and blood-collection kickbacks found in Kauffman affidavit

The warrant to search Dr. James Kauffman’s office gives insight into a multimillion dollar prescription fraud case that involved several public employees. There is also information about kickbacks Kauffman may have gotten from a blood collection operation. To date, 19 people have pleaded guilty in federal court to compounding fraud, including firefighters from Margate and … Read moreDetails of compounding drug fraud case and blood-collection kickbacks found in Kauffman affidavit

Kauffman affidavit tells tale of burner phone and other alleged crimes

April Kauffman was killed to protect more than an Oxycontin ring, an affidavit in the case against her husband shows. The veterans advocate and local radio host was attempting to use the knowledge of her husband’s illicit scheme to “leverage a financially beneficial divorce,” according to the sealed 69-page search warrant affidavit obtained by a … Read moreKauffman affidavit tells tale of burner phone and other alleged crimes

Home where alleged Pagan leader arrested belongs to schoolteacher girlfriend

When law enforcement came to arrest Fred Augello early Jan. 9, they forced open the front door of a nearly half- million home on 4 Mockingbird Lane in the Petersburg section of Upper Township. Augello was wanted on a warrant accusing him of conspiring in a drug ring, setting up the killing of April Kauffman, … Read moreHome where alleged Pagan leader arrested belongs to schoolteacher girlfriend

Hearing looks at antiquated way state investigates deaths

Propelled by reports of medical examiner backlogs, screw-ups at death scenes and blown calls on causes of death, the New Jersey Senate Health Committee heard testimony Monday in Trenton about the state’s antiquated death investigation system. The hearing comes on the heels of a new governor, Phil Murphy, taking office and vowing to support reforms. One of … Read moreHearing looks at antiquated way state investigates deaths