Augello, 6 others indicted in April Kauffman's death, racketeering

MAYS LANDING — A man accused in the April Kauffman killing and six of his alleged associates indicted April 3 have been scheduled to appear in court for arraignments this month.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said Monday the seven defendants are scheduled for arraignment Tuesday, Thursday and April 26.

Ferdinand Augello, 62, of Petersburg, a former Pagans motorcycle gang leader, faces charges of the murder of April Kauffman, attempted murder of James Kauffman and leading a drug trafficking network out of James Kauffman’s medical practice.

Six others, in addition to Augello, were indicted on charges of racketeering, distribution of drugs and conspiracy to distribute drugs in connection with the case.

Beverly Augello, 48, of Summerland Keys, Florida, will have her arraignment at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Augello and three other defendants — Joseph Mulholland, 52, of the Villas section of Lower Township; Tabitha Chapman, 35, of Absecon; and Glenn Seeler, 37, of Sanford, North Carolina — will be arraigned at 9 a.m. Thursday.

The remaining two defendants, Paul Pagano, 51, of Egg Harbor Township, and Cheryl Pizza, 36, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, are scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. April 26.

All the defendants, except for Ferdinand Augello were released pending trial by Judge Bernard DeLury.

Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seth Levy represents the state in the case. Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. James Scoppa Jr. and FBI Special Agent Daniel A. Garrabrant are the lead investigators.

Anyone with information about serious crimes can call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to acpo.org/tips.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 800-658-8477 (TIPS), or visit the Crime Stoppers website at crime- stoppersatlantic.com.

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Covering breaking news for The Press of Atlantic City since September 2016. Graduate of the University of Maryland, Central Jersey native.

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