McLaughlin was already facing the possibility of 12 to 18 months in federal prison under a January plea agreement in which he admitted concealing his inflated $360,000 salary from the state and federal agencies that funded and oversaw the housing authority, according to the Boston Globe.

But in a memo this week to U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock, prosecutors said they later discovered that McLaughlin apparently told a former housing authority employee in 2012, a year after he was forced to resign, to destroy timecards that may have been used to justify his pay. The new allegation could add to his sentence if the judge decides to pursue the matter.