NJ Labor Investigator Gets 5 Years For Taking $2M In Bribes

Law360, New York (March 29, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT) -- An investigator with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 60 months in prison for accepting $1.86 million in bribes from temporary labor firms.

In exchange for the bribes, Joseph Rivera, 56, of Winslow, N.J., held off inspecting the firms and falsely certified that they were complying with state law, federal authorities said.

Rivera had pleaded guilty in 2009 to solicitation and acceptance of a bribe and tax evasion. U.S. Judge Noel L. Hillman handed down the...
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