(UnitedVoice.com) – Questions are swirling about why a gunman opened fire at the Brunswick, New Jersey, home of a high-profile US Federal Judge early on Sunday evening. Judge Esther Salas has been involved in many highly-publicized cases in her career, not the least of which are several involving accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. In fact, a new case relating to Epstein just landed on her desk last week.
Judge Salas was in her basement when a man dressed as a FedEx delivery driver shot and killed her 20-year-old son and injured her husband at approximately 5 p.m. The man fled, and Salas was safe. Her husband, Mark Anderl, is a defense attorney and said to be recovering from his injuries. The shooter is still on the loose, and the FBI is investigating the incident.
The FBI is investigating a shooting that occurred at the home of Judge Ester Salas in North Brunswick Township, New Jersey earlier this evening, July 19. We're looking for one subject & ask that anyone who thinks they may have relevant information call us at 1-973-792-3001.
— FBI Newark (@FBINewark) July 20, 2020
Salas oversaw several high-profile cases involving Jeffrey Epstein, including a lawsuit brought by Deutsche Bank investors who say the bank made misleading statements about its money laundering practices surrounding Epstein. The judge also oversaw a financial fraud case involving “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality TV stars Joe and Teresa Guidice, as well as drug cases involving Crips gangs.
Salas was nominated to the bench by former President Barack Obama. The Senate confirmed her in 2011. Before her appointment, she served as a US Magistrate Judge in New Jersey and previously worked as a public defender.
This is a developing story. We’ll update you as more information becomes available.
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