Dr. James Kauffman arraignment

Dr. James Kauffman was arrested in June following a standoff at his Egg Harbor Township office.

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MAYS LANDING — A Superior Court judge denied a motion to dismiss the weapons charges indictment against Dr. James Kauffman of Linwood, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said Monday, Dec. 4. 

Kauffman was arrested in June and indicted on four charges in September: two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and obstruction administration of law. 

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

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

On June 13, the 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 before surrendering to authorities after 45 minutes, authorities said.

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 as a suspect in the case, and authorities have said the June 13 warrants are unrelated to their homicide investigation.

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

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