Doctor Dealer: A doctor high on greed, a biker gang high on opioids, and the woman who paid the ultimate price

December 2, 2020
Doctor Dealer: A doctor high on greed, a biker gang high on opioids, and the woman who paid the ultimate price

Dr. James Kauffman and his wife, April, were theperfect couple: a respected endocrinologist and a beautiful radiohost. But under the surface lurked a world of drugs, sex, and bikergangs—and Dr. Kauffman would kill to keep itsecret.In May 2012, April Kauffman, a well-known local radiopersonality and staunch advocate of military veterans rights, wasfound shot to death in the bedroom of the home she shared with herhusband, Dr. James Kauffman. Six years later, in the fall of 2018,Freddy Augello, a leader of the notorious motorcycle gang thePagans, went to trial facing murder, conspiracy, and drug dealingcharges. And there were ties between Augello and the husband: Dr.James Kauffman, a prominent New Jersey endocrinologist, and alsoone of the area's most prolific drug traffickers.Told by two accomplished reporters and authors with exclusiveinsights and details provided by two principle players, this is thestory about one man's descent into evil and the people he took withhim. It's a story about a doctor who helped flood the streets withopioids, about a husband who hid dark secrets from his wives, andabout a man so consumed with greed and arrogance that he thought hecould get away with murder.