The son of Judge Esther Salas of the U.S. District Court of New Jersey has died, and her husband is hospitalized after both were shot at their home Sunday by a gunman wearing a FedEx uniform.
Authorities say they are looking for one suspect, a white male wearing a face mask who drove off from the scene of the crime in an ordinary car. It is not known whether he was a FedEx employee or merely impersonating one.
It also remains unclear whether the motive was related to Salas’ work as a federal judge or her husband’s career as a defense attorney.
The Greenwich Time reports:
U.S. District Judge Esther Salas was not injured in the shooting, which the FBI, U.S. Marshals and local authorities are investigating.
The gunman showed up to Salas's home in North Brunswick, N.J., wearing an outfit described to police as a FedEx uniform, law enforcement said. Both Mark Anderl, 63, a defense attorney and former Essex County assistant prosecutor, and Daniel Anderl, 20, a student at Catholic University in Washington D.C., were shot after one of them opened the door for the gunman around 5 p.m., ABC News reported.
"He was shot through the heart," North Brunswick Democratic Mayor Francis "Mac" Womack told ABC News of Daniel Anderl.
Salas's son died and her husband was rushed to the hospital for surgery, the Associated Press reported. Mark Anderl is now in stable condition, Womack told NJ Advance Media.
Mayor Womack said Salas “had threats from time to time, but everyone is saying that recently there had not been any.”
FedEx spokesman Jim Masilak said in a statement, "We are aware of the media reports and are fully cooperating with investigating authorities."
Salas is a Barack Obama-nominee who has served on the District Court since 2011.
"I know Judge Salas and her husband well, and was proud to recommend her to President Obama for nomination to New Jersey's federal bench," said Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J ). “My prayers are with Judge Salas and her family, and that those responsible for this horrendous act are swiftly apprehended and brought to justice.”
Salas has been involved in a handful of high-profile cases. In recent years, Salas was responsible for the trial of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice. They were both sentenced to prison for bank fraud in 2014.
In 2017, Salas stopped federal prosecutors from seeking the death penalty against an alleged gang leader in various Newark murders, ruling that he was ineligible for capital punishment due to an intellectual disability.
Interestingly, Salas’ most recent work involves deceased financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. She is presiding over a lawsuit brought forth by Deutsche Bank investors who claim the company made false and misleading statements about its anti-money laundering policies and did not properly monitor “high-risk” customers such as Epstein.
Financial regulators for the state of New York recently hit Deutsche Bank with a $150 million penalty due to the investment bank’s “significant compliance failures” in reporting suspicious transactions on Epstein’s account.
These transactions included millions of dollars’ worth of payments to Russian models, to women with Eastern European last names, for settlement payments, and for apartments and hotels.
Deutsche Bank, which ranks among the 10 largest banks in the world, is, like fellow international financial institutions JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, part of the globalist money scene that gives the Deep State the cash to keep running.
The Epstein links raises the question of whether the investigation into the Deep State money man’s nefarious deeds, and the possible complicity of multinational corporations such as Deutsche Bank, is not a motivation behind the attack on Salas’ home.
Will investigations into Deutsche Bank and Epstein’s finances reveal things about other powerful individuals that they want to keep secret?
The fact that the shooter potentially put on a disguise to conceal his identity (the concealment of his identity made all the easier by the mainstream insistence on universal face mask use) only fuels the possibility that this was a professional “hit.”
For truth-seekers, this brutal murder should be a signal to examine the Deutsche Bank case more closely. If someone out there doesn’t want the financial giant’s records looked at, then that’s exactly where we should be looking.
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