A Camden County man admitted to withholding information concerning a home invasion and kidnapping that led to the death of an Atlantic City woman, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 2.
Ronnie Ruffin, 43, of Lindenwold, plead guilty to Information charging him with one count of misprison of a felony, Fishman said. He faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine, Fishman said. Sentencing is Jan. 10, 2013.
According to Fishman, Ruffin learned of the incident on March 26, 2011. He learned that Nadirah Ruffin (no relation) was kidnapped from her home in Atlantic City, driven to Philadelphia, shot and killed, Fishman said. Her body was found in the Schuykill River on April 19, 2011, Fishman said. Ronnie Ruffin was arrested on Oct. 18, 2011, and later admitted to an FBI Special Agent and an Atlantic City Police Department Detective knowledge that the kidnapping and murder were in retaliation for an assault on another person, Fishman said.
Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward; investigators from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office,
under the direction of Acting Prosecutor James P. McClain and detectives from the Atlantic City Police Department under the direction of Deputy Chief Ernest Jubilee, Commander of the Atlantic City Police Department, for the investigation leading to the guilty plea.