My VIP for this week is Federal Judge Esther Salas, age 51, who was appointed last week “to hear an ongoing lawsuit with ties to Jeffrey Epstein.” It appears that somebody does not like Judge Salas. A gunman approached the Salas home in North Brunswick, New Jersey, on Sunday dressed as a FedEx delivery driver and approached the door as though delivering a package.
When the assassin knocked on the door, the Judge’s husband, Mark Anderl, answered the door and was critically injured. He is a 63-year-old criminal defense attorney and was shot twice. The assassin then shot the couple’s son, Daniel Anderl, in the heart. Daniel, age 20, was a student at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. before he died. Judge Salas is now receiving 24-hour protection from US Marshals.
The suspect, Roy Den Hollander, was found dead on Monday in his car near Liberty, New York. It is reported that he had a FedEx package addressed to Salas in his car. Police said that the cause of his death “appeared to be a self-inflicted, gunshot wound.” Hollander was an attorney. Salas agreed to hear one of his cases filed in 2015, but she dismissed part of the lawsuit in 2019 with another part still pending. On Monday, Attorney General William Barr said that he has ordered a comprehensive investigation of the assault.
On behalf of the entire Justice Department, I send my deepest condolences to Judge Salas and her family on the death of their son and wish her husband a swift and complete recovery.
This kind of lawless, evil action carried out against a member of the federal judiciary will not be tolerated, and I have ordered the full resources of the FBI and U.S. Marshalls Service to investigate the matter.
I suppose that it remains to be seen what Hollander’s motivation was for the shooting. Was he upset with the Judge because of the case that he had before her, or was he acting on behalf of someone involved in the Epstein case?