Elliot Morley previously pleaded guilty to two charges of false accounting over bills worth 32,000 pounds (nearly $52,000).

A London court has sentenced a former government minister to 16 months in prison over the largest bogus claim exposed in Britain’s lawmaker expenses scandal.

Elliot Morley previously pleaded guilty to two charges of false accounting over bills worth 32,000 pounds (nearly $52,000).

The 58—year—old former environment minister claimed for mortgage payments on a loan that had already been paid off.

The sentencing on Friday at Southwark Crown Court follows the 2009 disclosure of previously secret expense files that revealed how politicians had billed the public for items including swank second homes and pornographic movies.

Three other former lawmakers have been jailed following an investigation into the scandal.

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