Dr. James Kauffman and his wife, April, were the perfect couple: a respected endocrinologist and a beautiful radio host. But under the surface lurked a world of drugs, sex, and biker gangs—and Dr. Kauffman would kill to keep it secret.
In May 2012, April Kauffman, a well-known local radio personality and staunch advocate of military veterans rights, was found shot to death in the bedroom of the home she shared with her husband, Dr. James Kauffman. Six years later, in the fall of 2018, Freddy Augello, a leader of the notorious motorcycle gang the Pagans, went to trial facing murder, conspiracy, and drug dealing charges. And there were ties between Augello and the husband: Dr. James Kauffman, a prominent New Jersey endocrinologist, and also one of the area's most prolific drug traffickers.
Told by two accomplished reporters and authors with exclusive insights and details provided by two principle players, this is the story about one man's descent into evil and the people he took with him. It's a story about a doctor who helped flood the streets with opioids, about a husband who hid dark secrets from his wives, and about a man so consumed with greed and arrogance that he thought he could get away with murder.