Dr. James Kauffman arraignment

Dr. James Kauffman, who was indicted by an Atlantic County grand jury last week on three weapons charges and one obstruction charge, was at arraignment in front of Judge Bernard E. DeLury. Sept. ,28, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer

MAYS LANDING — An Atlantic County Superior Court judge has denied a motion to dismiss the weapons charges indictment against Linwood doctor James Kauffman, county Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced Monday.

Kauffman was indicted on four charges following his June arrest, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and obstruction of administration of law.

Calls to Kauffman’s attorney Edwin Jacobs, of Jacobs and Barbone of Atlantic City, were not returned Monday.

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According to Tyner, a motion was filed Oct. 16 by Kauffman’s lawyers to dismiss the indictment. Arguments were presented Nov. 17 from both the defense and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seth Levy.

A spokeswoman for the Prosecutor’s Office said Monday that a trial date on the pending charges has not been scheduled.

On June 13, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, along with members of the FBI and local law enforcement, executed a search warrant of Kauffman’s Linwood home and Egg Harbor Township office. Kauffman displayed a 9mm handgun during the search before eventually surrendering to authorities.

Kauffman was married to veterans advocate and radio host April Kauffman when she was found slain in their home in 2012. The doctor has not been named a suspect in the case, and authorities have said the June 13 warrants were unrelated to their ongoing investigation into the homicide.

After Kauffman’s arrest, Jacobs told reporters five search warrants were issued at his medical office related to a homicide and health care fraud investigation.

Kauffman remains in custody at the Atlantic County jail in Mays Landing.

Staff Writer John De-Rosier contributed to this report.

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Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.

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