Pagans Case Jumps Shark

March 15, 2018

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Pagans Case Jumps Shark

The phrase “jumping the shark,” from an episode of the situation comedy Happy Days in which the biker character. “The Fonz,” jumps over a shark on water skis, generally describes an improbable, dramatic gimmick that is cynically intended to grab public attention.

The New Jersey prosecution of various people associated with the Cape May chapter of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, for murder and for selling prescription drugs, just jumped the shark. The Fonz is an alleged former Pagan named Andrew Glick. The shark is outlaw biker expert and Toronto Star reporter Peter Edwards. Last week Glick confessed exclusively to Edwards that he was arrested two months before the rest of the defendants and “agreed to cooperate with authorities in a high-profile murder-for-hire and opioid trafficking case and avoid a possible 40-year prison term.”

The prosecution in this case already seemed to be going insane. In January, state officials – not federal but state – accused an endocrinologist named James Kauffman and Ferdinand “Freddy” Augello, the current president of the Cape May Chapter, with murdering Kauffman’s wife April on May 10, 2012. Prosecutors believe she knew her husband was using local Pagans to distribute Oxycontin and other drugs. So, after about a year, the doctor and the outlaw found a guy named Francis Mulholland and paid him $20,000 to kill the wife. Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner thinks, “As a result of April Kauffman’s desire to divorce James Kauffman, he was intent to have her killed, as opposed to losing his ‘financial empire,’ as he described it to several individuals.” But prosecutors believe the accused men waited a year before having the woman killed, And, of course, nobody can ask April Kaufmann if she was actually about to imperil Kaufmann’s “financial empire” because she has been dead for six years.

Wait There’s More

Then before anybody knew who killed April Kauffman, Mulholland conveniently died of a drug overdose.

Then James Kauffman was arrested for brandishing a gun at police last July.

Then prosecutors charged Kauffman with his wife’s murder and arrested Augello and six other people in three states. They explained the breakthrough in the cold case was the result of “a confidential informant” who had “had numerous recorded conversations with Ferdinand Augello and other individuals who have admitted to the details of the ‘enterprise including prescription fraud and the murder of April Kauffman.”

Apparently, the “confidential informant” was Andrew Glick.

In order to protect Kauffman from theoretical Pagan death squads in the New Jersey prisons, the doctor was moved to a jail in Hudson County, at the other end of the state, where he committed suicide and left behind a handwritten suicide note. The contents of the note remain confidential but it is possible that he said he was committing suicide because he had been falsely accused and he couldn’t stand the stress anymore.

Peter Edwards

Then Glick gave a confessional interview to a reporter. He didn’t give an interview to a reporter in Philadelphia or New York. He didn’t talk to Jason Nark of the Philadelphia Daily News. He didn’t give an interview to Serge Kovaleski, a national reporter for the New York Times (and the guy whose crippled hands Trump mocked during his election campaign) who has written respectfully about motorcycle clubs. Instead he gave an interview to Edwards.

Edwards has previously published a collection of biker clichés called The Bandidos Massacre. Last October, based on his insider biker expertise, Edwards gave an interview to the Russian propaganda site Sputnik (formerly The Voice of Russia) about the trial of Christopher Jacob Carrizal.

“Exactly why the fighting started isn’t clear. In a sense, it doesn’t matter anyway as the violence was rooted in emotion, not reason. It could have been over something as minor as a parking spot,” Edwards explained. “There were problems over what patches the Cossacks should be allowed to wear. The Bandidos objected to them wearing a ‘Texas’ patch as they considered this uppity for a minor, largely regional club/”

He told the Russians “It’s logical to start at the top and Jacob Carrizal is president of the Dallas chapter of the Bandidos, the larger of the warring biker groups. His father and uncle were also members of the Dallas chapter. His uncle was a chapter president. Carrizal should know what happened and why.”

Yo Peter Andrew Here

Edwards doesn’t explain how he got the interview with Glick or where it took place but he does hint that it was arranged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Although the case against Kauffman and Augello is technically a state case, Edwards writes, “The FBI alleges that April Kauffman’s murder was arranged by her husband, Dr. James Kauffman, a physician in Egg Harbour Township, N.J., and members of the Pagan’s (sic), including Glick’s former buddy Ferdinand (Freddy) Augello, former president of the local Pagans chapter.”

“‘The doc kept complaining, ‘Why is it taking so long?,’” Edwards says Glick told him. “‘I said, ‘We’re working on it. It’s not like there is a store where we can go to hire hitmen to kill women.”’

“Glick said that Dr. Kauffman expanded his illegal opioid operation after his wife’s murder five years ago.”

“‘He was a narcissistic guy,’ Glick said. ‘Arrogant. I guess he thought if he could get away with murder, he could get away with anything.’”

“‘I preached never to do this (cooperate with authorities) but I never thought I’d be looking at 40 years,’ Glick said. ‘It would basically be life for me.’”

“‘I was looking at 40 years for weapons and drugs,’ Glick said.”

Human beings capable of critical thought may wonder why Glick just confessed that he is a rat. Why is he confessing that he is a rat to Edwards? Why Edwards? If it is a state case, why does Edwards bring up the FBI? Who knows?

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10 Responses to “Pagans Case Jumps Shark”

  1. FF Says:

    @david wiley

    My guess is Jay birdshit Dobyns or Kurt Sutter wrote that ridiculous story.

    Why didn’t they name the victim? How do they know he was at 81’s clubhouse?

  2. David Wiley Says:

    What does everyone make is this “east coast” rocker? Just BS the cops are putting out or would they actually do that? Seems a little strange.

    http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2018/05/pagans_biker_club_planning_a_violent_expansion_int.html

  3. LOL Says:

    How Glick ever became a pagan is amazing to me it’s like puttin a gold fish in a shark tank. I knew the half a fag in the 80s guy was scared of his own shadow seem him years later with a cut I laughed to myself and said he must have took some really good acting classes bc not only was he a rat back then but a huge pussy. I could have put him on his knees and pissed in his face and he would get up and run that’s how much of a bitch he was

  4. Bugs Says:

    Gandalf, I think the chapter is Cape May County chapter, not Cape May proper. Wildwood is in Cape May County.

  5. Gandalf Says:

    Cape May is like the Martha’s Vineyard of NJ. You can’t buy a porta potty for under 300,000. Seems strange The Club would even have a chapter there with Wildwood right up the parkway. If it is so… it is so. It Just seems odd. One of the things I respect about The Club is nobody really knows where they are, who they are and what they are doing. I gotta respect that.
    But Hey, NJ ain’t Waco and juries are not as stupid. I would expect a Not Guilty from what I have read. Good Luck to my friends in Pretzel land. If I had a “nickel” for every Fed PR campaign designed to taint a jury I would move to Cape May. NOT! Tejas Baby! The Wild, Wild West suits me just fine. Corruption and stupidity cuts both ways and I like the idea cops fuck up and white guys with $, a suit and a haircut are hard to convict.

  6. Iron Rider Says:

    Imagine that, a guy facing 40 years is willing to be an informant and is willing to testify to all these misdeeds. I am sure that fuckwad Glick would sell his momma, his daddy and Jesus Christ down the river if he didn’t have to spend 40 years behind bars, and when your looking at that kind of time, you will tell your handlers that you saw someone walk on water too, so how can you rely on a fucking thing that is said.

    And as Rebel pointed out Glick gave a reporter who is anti biker and interview who is from Canada and is just so up on the biker scene in America… yeah okay, cause he would have his ear to the ground of what’s going on…up in Canada. Fuck that B.S. A local reporter is going to know if a mouse farts than some guy in canada lets face it.

    So Jaufmann wants his wife gone and is begging for someone to make it happen and he is willing to wait a year while his wife is ready to take him to the cleaners? If the guy has the cash a doctor has he would be on his lawyers ass to limit the damage asap or to try and negotiate a settlement PDQ, I doubt he would wait a year for his wife to get all her ducks in a row so she can get as much as she can.

    The fact that his alleged hit man OD’d and there is no one that can refute whether he did kill the doc or not makes one wonder doesnt it. Kuffman taking his life (even though the other media was speculating the bikers hit him in jail) isnt so far fetched, a doctor who has become accustomed to a lifestyle tied to his income all of sudden goes to living in a 6 x 8 box with no prospect of knowing if your ever going to see the outside world again, one could see where that might be too much for a guy in his golden years to take, it would basically be a death sentence.

    The fact that the prosecution hasn’t disclosed the content of Kauffmans note is somewhat troubling, we already saw with the Carrizal case when the prosecution decides what they think the defence needs to know and what they dont need to know at their discretion was like.

    I’d be willing to bet there is going to be more than a few surprises to come out yet, this just seems a little too neat and tidy of a case to be coincidence IMHO

  7. Aanon Says:

    I was half expecting to find man in the silver mountain as one of the videos. Spring time, not a bad time to clean up the house. Happy march Rebel.

  8. FF Says:

    I’m vaklept. Tawk amongst yaselves.

  9. James W Crawford Says:

    If the Federal Government wants to prosecute a criminal organization that employs violence to protect its illegal drug operations, they should go after the Gaston Oregon Lodge of The Knights of Pythias. Their club motto seems to be”Perjury, Larceny and Malevelence.”

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