The son of a federal judge involved in one of Jeffrey Epstein’s court cases has been shot dead by a gunman posing as a delivery driver.
20-year-old Daniel, the son of US District Judge Esther Salas was killed at the North Brunswick, New Jersey, and her husband, defence lawyer Mark Anderl, was injured in the attack.
Daniel was shot once in the chest with a semi-automatic weapon as he answered the door, while his father, just behind him, was shot several times.
Mrs Salas was in the basement at the time of the attack and wasn’t injured, according to a judiciary official.
Asked if officials thought the shooting was linked to the judge’s work, Ms Wolfson said: “We really have no idea.”
Mrs Salas was presiding over an ongoing lawsuit brought by Deutsche Bank investors who claim the company made false and misleading statements about its anti-money laundering policies and failed to monitor “high-risk” customers, including convicted sex offender Epstein.
Her highest-profile case in recent years was the financial fraud case involving husband-and-wife “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality TV stars Teresa and Joe Giudice, who Mrs Salas sentenced to prison for crimes including bankruptcy fraud and tax evasion.