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Camelia M. Valdes, Passaic County Prosecutor
Camelia M. Valdes
Passaic County Prosecutor


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Press Release 3/24/2015

Newark, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Armed Carjacking

NEWARK, N.J. – A Newark man was sentenced today to 144 months in prison for his role in a shotgun carjacking in Little Falls, New Jersey, on Oct. 30, 2011, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

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Welcome to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office

Early in New Jersey's history the state deviated from the British tradition of private prosecutors. It has been reported that as early as 1686 there are records of a colonial Attorney General appearing on behalf of the King in “West New Jersey”. In 1812 the New Jersey Attorney General was authorized by statute "to appoint deputies to prosecute the pleas of the state in such counties as he may not be able to attend in person".

The duties of a county prosecutor have developed through court decisions and legislation. As our courts have pointed out, a county prosecutor has an obligation to detect and arrest, as well as to obtain indictments and prosecute them. He is under a statutory duty to investigate suspicious situations and determine the facts in the process of detecting and arresting, especially when he receives information that makes it reasonably probable that the law has been violated.

Our Mission

The mission of the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office is to insure that the citizens of Passaic County have a professional investigative response to crime and quality legal representation designed to promote the security of our residents while respecting the rights of individual victims of crime. Our commitment is to maintain the highest law enforcement standards and utilize our available resources to:

Fulfill our statutory requirements.

Investigate and prosecute criminals, holding offenders accountable for their crimes.

Maintain and improve quality of case presentation in Passaic County’s Criminal Courts.

Foster partnerships with the full range of diverse groups within Passaic County.

Strive to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of office operations.

Cooperate with other agencies and institutions within the justice system to improve the efficiency of case management.

Maintain and improve the administration of justice


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Latest Press Releases:

March 24, 2015-
Newark, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Armed Carjacking

February 11, 2015-
Hawthorne Doctor Indicted for Fondling Patients

February 6, 2015-
Man Arrested in Fradulent Real Estate Scam

February 3, 2015-
Narcan Saves a Life in Totowa

February 3, 2015-
Seven Indicted in Bad Check/Money Laundering Scheme

January 30, 2015-
Paterson Office of Emergency Management Personell Member Sentenced for Role in Fatal Crash

January 21, 2015-
City of Passaic Recreation Director Indicted

January 21, 2015-
City of Paterson Motor Pool Supervisor Indicted

January 14, 2015-
Group of Five Admit their Roles in Large-Scale Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

January 7, 2015-
Narcan Saves a Life in Passaic

December 18, 2014-
Ex-Teacher's Union President Pleads Guilty

December 17, 2014-
Clifton High School Teacher Charged with Sexual Misconduct

December 10, 2014-
Narcan Saves Life in Wayne

December 4, 2014-
Three Juveniles Sentenced for their roles in Animal Cruelty Case