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In a Wednesday, June 14, 2017, file photo, James Kauffman, left, appears in court at Atlantic County Courthouse in Mays Landing, N.J. Authorities say Kauffman, a New Jersey doctor accused of arranging the murder of his radio host wife to keep her from exposing a drug distribution ring he was running with an outlaw biker gang, has apparently killed himself in jail. A spokesman for Hudson County says Dr. James Kauffman was found dead in his cell at 9:20 Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in what authorities termed an apparent suicide at the county jail in Kearney. They did not release details of how Kauffman is believed to have taken his own life, but say there does not appear to be any indication of foul play. (Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City via AP, Pool, file)
January 26, 2018 - 4:22 pm
A New Jersey doctor accused of arranging the slaying of his radio host wife to keep her from exposing a drug distribution ring he was running with an outlaw biker gang was found dead in his jail cell Friday in an apparent suicide. Authorities did not release details of how Dr. James Kauffman died,...
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In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, Mickey Munday talks to a reporter in Love Park in North Miami, Fla. Federal prosecutors want to use the past of Munday, a pilot from Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era against him during an upcoming trial on charges of participating in an auto fraud ring. Court documents filed ahead of a Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, hearing claim Munday has openly bragged about his past in interviews, social media posts and in the documentary "Cocaine Cowboys." (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
January 17, 2018 - 10:53 am
MIAMI (AP) — A pilot who once smuggled tons of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era in the 1980s was convicted Wednesday of playing a key role in an auto fraud ring that stole at least 150 cars using a fake paper trail. A federal jury found Mickey Munday, 72, guilty of...
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January 11, 2018 - 1:41 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The highest-ranking member of a Mexican cartel to ever surrender to U.S. authorities has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges, acknowledging he orchestrated the shipments of thousands of pounds (kilograms) of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin to the United States. Damaso...
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James Kauffman is shown in an undated photo provided by the Atlantic County, NJ, Prosecutor’s office. Prosecutors say Kauffman, the physician husband of April Kauffman, a radio host slain in their New Jersey home in 2012, hired a hit man to kill her because she had threatened to divorce him and expose his illegal drug activity. James Kauffman faces murder and other charges in the shooting death of April Kauffman. (Atlantic County, NJ, Prosecutor’s office via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 8:36 pm
A New Jersey doctor running an illegal prescription opioid drug ring with a motorcycle gang had a member hire someone to kill his wife after she threatened to expose the scheme while trying to force him to agree to a divorce, authorities said Tuesday. James Kauffman and a member of the Pagans...
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December 20, 2017 - 1:28 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The man known as the "Godfather of Grass" is facing prison time after admitting his involvement in a marijuana operation in Kentucky nearly a decade ago. Federal prosecutors say John Robert Boone pleaded guilty this week to a single count of conspiring to grow and distribute...
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August 18, 2017 - 7:46 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The brother of a Sinaloa cartel leader has been arrested at an Arizona border crossing, less than a month after his nephew surrendered to U.S. authorities. Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old Alvaro Lopez Nunez was taken into custody Thursday in Nogales, Arizona. He is being moved...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Guzman wants new lawyers in his U.S. drug trafficking case. Guzman is scheduled to appear in federal court in Brooklyn on Monday, Aug. 14. He's seeking to have his public defenders replaced by private lawyers, but questions remain about how they will get paid. (U.S. law enforcement via AP, File)
August 13, 2017 - 11:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman wants to hire new lawyers in his U.S. drug trafficking case, but there's questions about how they'll get paid. Guzman is set to appear Monday in federal court in Brooklyn where a judge is expected to address questions...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Guzman wants new lawyers in his U.S. drug trafficking case. Guzman is scheduled to appear in federal court in Brooklyn on Monday, Aug. 14. He's seeking to have his public defenders replaced by private lawyers, but questions remain about how they will get paid. (U.S. law enforcement via AP, File)
August 13, 2017 - 11:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' ehl CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') wants new lawyers in his U.S. drug trafficking case. Guzman is scheduled to appear in federal court in Brooklyn on Monday. He's seeking to have his public defenders replaced by private lawyers, but...
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Mexican soccer star Rafael Marquez Alvarez speaks during a press conference to deny accusations of ties to drug trafficking, at Atlas Football Club in Guadalajara, Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Marquez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
August 09, 2017 - 9:29 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday. The sanctions are the result of a multi-year investigation of...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2014 file photo, Mexico's soccer team captain Rafael Marquez attends a news conference before training for the World Cup in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. The United States Treasury announced Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, that the legendary Mexican soccer player is among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
August 09, 2017 - 6:42 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday. The sanctions are the result of a multi-year investigation of...
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