FBI Locates Suspect in Shooting of NJ Judge’s Son
The son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, has died after a man posing as a FedEx employee shot and killed him at their New Brunswick home. The incident took place around 5:00pm on Sunday, July 19th after Salas’ son, Daniel Anderl, 20, opened the door for the supposed-delivery driver. The FBI have recently identified the shooter as Roy Den Hollander, a self-proclaimed “anti-feminist” lawyer who had previous interactions with Judge Salas. Learn more about this tragic incident below.
Daniel, a student of Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. was home visiting when the incident occurred. Upon opening the door, Daniel’s father, Mark Anderl, 63, was standing behind him; Mr. Anderl, a prominent criminal defense attorney, was also injured in the shooting. He is currently in stable condition. Judge Salas was reportedly in the basement at the time of the shooting and was not harmed in the event.
Both the FBI and U.S. Marshals leapt into action and launched an immediate investigation into the attack. On Monday, a man identified as Roy Den Hollander, was found dead in the Catskills. Reports indicate that he died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. In a piece of writing found online, Den Hollander had apparently utilized this tactic once before when he posed as a FedEx employee in order to speak with a young girl; FedEx spokesperson, Jonathan Lyons, said the company is fully cooperating with law enforcement.
Judge Salas has presided over several high-profile cases in the past, including that of Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members, Joe and Teresa Giudice. The couple was found guilty of tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud back in 2014 and had their sentences staggered that way one parent could stay at home with their children. Judge Salas also handled the sentencing of South Side Cartel gang leader Farad Roland, who was found guilty of federal racketeering back in 2018; Judge Salas barred the prosecution from seeking the death penalty against Roland who was later sentenced to 45 years behind bars. Most recently, Judge Salas was assigned to a class action lawsuit filed by Ali Karimi and other investors against Deutsche Bank. The suit claims that the bank “failed to properly monitor customers that the bank itself deemed to be high risk, including, among others, the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.”
Judge Salas also reportedly presided over a case involving Roy Den Hollander in a “gender-equity” suit that challenged the constitutionality of the Selective Service draft. The lawsuit, which came to light back in 2015, argued that women should be able to enlist in the military draft. In June of 2019, Den Hollander apparently dismissed himself from the case claiming that he was terminally ill. According to reports, Den Hollander also routinely tried to challenge the constitutionality of “ladies nights” promotions at various bars and nightclubs.
Online reports also showed that Den Hollander was a routine critic of Judge Salas; he claimed that the only reason she found success was on account of her Hispanic heritage; Salas was the first Hispanic woman to be appointed to the U.S. District Court in New Jersey. She also served as president to various organizations including the Hispanic Bar Foundation of New Jersey from 2005 to 2006 and the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey from 2001 to 2002.
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