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Pagans Biker Convicted of Murdering Radio Show Host April Kauffman

Atlantic County prosecutors say Augello and the woman's husband, Dr. James Kauffman, wanted to stop her from exposing a drug ring allegedly run by the doctor and members of the Pagans Outlaw Motorcycle Gang

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    Man Convicted of Killing Radio Talk Show Host

    The jury in a high-profile murder trial in Atlantic County took only two hours to convict a man for assisting in the murder of April Kauffman, a popular radio talk show host.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018)

    A man has been convicted in the slaying of a New Jersey radio show host in an alleged plot to prevent her from exposing a drug ring.

    Jurors deliberated for two hours Tuesday before convicting Ferdinand Augello of murder, conspiracy, racketeering and other counts in the 2012 shooting of April Kauffman.

    Atlantic County prosecutors say Augello and the woman's husband, Dr. James Kauffman, wanted to stop her from exposing a drug ring allegedly run by the doctor and members of the Pagans Outlaw Motorcycle Gang. Kauffman killed himself in jail in January while awaiting trial.

    Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seth Levy Levy told jurors that Augello used his former co-defendants to protect and enrich himself.

    Defense attorney Mary Linehan questioned the reliability of the state's witnesses. She says the state's evidence points to their star witness, Andrew Glick, a former gang official turned informant.