Press Releases : Paterson

AG Platkin Announces Launch of Program to Assist Non-Violent Offenders Overcoming Substance Use Disorder in Paterson

Opt for Help and Hope is a prosecutor-led diversion program that offers people who commit low-level, non-violent crimes the opportunity to overcome substance use disorder. Paterson is the first of six New Jersey cities to launch this pilot program.

AG Platkin Announces Charges Against Former Plainfield Mayoral Candidate After Garbage Bag Filled with Fraudulent Voter Registrations Is Brought to Elizabeth Post Office

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced that a former candidate for mayor of the City of Plainfield has been criminally charged for allegedly directing a group of associates to complete hundreds of false voter registration applications and then mailing them to Union County election officials.

AG Platkin: Voter Charged with Fraud, Records Tampering Stemming from Mail-in Ballots Cast in May 2020 Paterson City Election, and Providing Misleading Statements to Detectives

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced the filing of criminal charges against a Paterson voter based on alleged falsification of a vote-by-mail ballots cast in the May 2020 Paterson municipal election.

AG Platkin: Paterson City Council President Facing New Charges in Election Fraud Case After New Details of Conspiracy and Alleged Witness Tampering Are Uncovered

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced today that the Paterson City Council President, Alex Mendez, has been brought up on new charges in connection with an election-fraud case.

UPDATE: Attorney General’s Office Identifies Decedent and Totowa Police Officer Involved in Fatal Moped Crash in Paterson, N.J., on September 20, 2023

For Immediate Release: September 28, 2023 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney GeneralOffice of Public Integrity and Accountability- Thomas J. Eicher, Executive Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Dan
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