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Seven suspects indicted for murder of New Jersey radio host April Kauffman tied to husband’s drug ring

April 6, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Seven suspects indicted for murder of New Jersey radio host April Kauffman tied to husband’s drug ring

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Seven suspects indicted for the murder of New Jersey radio host April Kauffman tied to husband’s drug ring: cops

An indictment was filed against seven suspects purportedly involved in the murder of a New Jersey radio show host whose death allegedly was ordered by her late husband to prevent her from exposing a drug ring he was operating with an outlaw biker gang.

Atlantic County prosecutors revealed the charges on Wednesday, one day after a grand jury filed an indictment against the seven individuals, ABC7 reported.

Authorities revealed that Ferdinand Augello operated the drug ring with Dr. James Kauffmann, who was the husband of local talk radio host April Kauffmann. Augello has been charged with murder and heading an elaborate drug trafficking network.

James Kauffmann was facing similar charges before he was discovered dead in his jail cell in an alleged suicide in January.

The defendants are facing charges of racketeering, conspiracy, and drug distribution.

The remaining suspects include:

–61-year-old Paul Pagno of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
–52-year-old Joseph Mulholland of Villas, N.J.
–47-year-old Beverly Augello of Summerland, Fla.
–37-year-old Glenn Seeler of Sanford, N.C.
–36-year-old Cheryl Pizza of Murrells Inlet, S.C.
–35-year-old Tabitha Chapman of Absecon

“An Atlantic County Grand Jury took a critical step towards rendering justice to April Kauffman and her family, Ferdinand Augello was indicted for the murder of April Kauffman, racketeering and drug charges. This office looks forward to presenting the facts of this case to a jury for them to determine culpability for this heinous scheme,” Prosecutor Damon Tyner said in a statement.

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