A bribery scheme orchestrated by a senior investigator with the N.J. Department of Labor & Workforce Development (NJDOL), Division of Wage and Hour Compliance netted almost $2 million in cash and property before being shut down by investigators.

Joseph Rivera, 53, of Winslow, a senior investigator with NJDOL, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman to one count each of solicitation and acceptance of a bribe and tax evasion. He was released on a $100,000 bond pending sentencing, scheduled for July 6.

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