The federal police FBI took over the investigation. It was searched for a suspect, it said. Salas is currently leading a lawsuit against Deutsche Bank.
Threats again and again
According to media reports, the attacker, dressed as a courier, rang the doorbell at the door of Salas’ house. According to the Mayor of North Brunswick, Francis Womack, Salas’ son Daniel Anderl opened the door. “He was shot right through the heart,” said Womack on the transmitter ABC.
The newspaper New Jersey Globe according to Salas’ husband, former prosecutor and current defense lawyer Mark Anderl, was operated on after the attack. It is now in a stable condition.
The motive for the attack was initially unclear. Salas has received threats from time to time, but not recently, Womack said.
Nominated by Obama
Salas is currently chairing a process in which a class action lawsuit is being negotiated by investors against Deutsche Bank. Investors accuse the bank of failing to adequately monitor financial activities of high-risk clients, including convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who, according to official sources, committed suicide in a New York prison last year.
The 51-year-old Salas took over the office as federal judge at the Federal Court of New Jersey after her nomination by the then President Barack Obama in 2010. She was the first federal judge with Latin American roots in the United States.
Over the past few years, Salas has chaired several high-profile processes, including the fraudulent trial of TV personality Teresa Giudice and her husband.