Son Of Judge Assigned To Epstein-Related Case Shot Dead, Husband Critically Injured

Clay Robinson | July 20, 2020
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The son of a federal judge assigned to a Jeffery Epstein-related case was shot dead by a man disguised as a delivery driver Sunday evening, according to the Daily Mail.

Twenty-year-old Daniel Anderl, a student at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., was reportedly shot “in the heart” around 5 p.m. when he opened the door of the family’s New Brunswick, New Jersey home to the alleged gunman. His father, 63-year-old Mark Anderl, was shot several times after going to the door to see what had happened. The gunman fled, leaving Mark in critical condition.

Esther Salas, the Obama-appointed District Court judge, was in the basement of the home when the attack occurred. The suspect was reportedly dressed up as a FedEx driver and still remains at-large.

Salas was recently assigned to a financial fraud case involving Deutsche Bank investors who said the bank made false claims regarding its anti-money laundering policies and failed to monitor high-risk customers, including Epstein.

The bank agreed last month to pay $ 150 million in fines for continuing to work with Epstein despite him being convicted of soliciting underage prostitutes in 2008, the Daily Mail reports.

According to ABC News, Mayor Francis Womack of New Brunswick has said that Salas has overseen high profile cases and been the target of threats in the past. Police are investigating if the shooting is connected to any prior threats or Salas’ husband’s previous work as a criminal defense attorney.

The incident is currently being investigated by the FBI, the New Jersey State Police, the North Brunswick Police, and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office.