Ex-NJ Gov't Worker Gets 42 Months For Taking Bribes

Law360, New York (January 21, 2011, 7:19 PM EST) -- A federal judge has sentenced a former New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development field investigator to 3 1/2 years in prison for accepting thousands of dollars in bribes from temporary labor firms in exchange for special treatment.

Judge Noel Hillman of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Friday ordered James Peyton to serve 42 months in prison and pay $190,600 in restitution for taking corrupt payments from temp agency operators over three years.

Peyton, 73, will also serve three...
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