A former magistrates’ court clerk has become the first person to be sentenced under the U.K. Bribery Act, after he admitted accepting a £500 bribe to “get rid” of a speeding charge.

Munir Patel was sentenced to six years in prison at Southwark Crown Court Friday after last month pleading guilty to bribery and misconduct in public office during his employment as an administrative clerk at London’s Redbridge Magistrates’ Court.

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