scarboroughDemocratic former Assemblyman Bill Scarborough was sentenced on Monday to 13 months in prison and two years of supervised released after he pleaded guilty to state and federal corruption charges.

The 69-year-old former Queens lawmaker is also being ordered to pay $53,355 in restitution to the state and forfeit the same amount to the federal government.

Scarborough’s guilty plea in May to charges that he misused campaign funds and federal charges that he improperly sought per diem payments automatically ejected him from the Assembly.

“It is a sad day when an elected official is sentenced to imprisonment, but it is a serious crime when such an official steals the state funds he is sworn to safeguard,” said U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian in a statement. “Former Assemblyman Scarborough betrayed the people’s trust when he repeatedly lied about when he had been in Albany to line his pockets. We hope that this prosecution helps bring an end to abuses of the state legislature’s per diem system.”

In a related case, Scarborough was investigated Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for the misuse of more than $40,000 from his campaign account. Scarborough pleaded guilty to fourth-degree larceny in state court and is expected to be sentenced to one year of jail time.

“Today’s sentencing of Assemblymember Scarborough on public corruption charges sends a clear message that those who abuse the public trust will be held accountable,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “Assemblymember Scarborough’s jail sentence resolves one unfortunate chapter in New York State government, but crystallizes the need for comprehensive reform to clean up corruption in our state.”