Jim Walsh Telegram file photo
Former MHA Jim Walsh has been approved for full parole.
Walsh was sentenced to 22 months for fraud and breach of trust in January for his role in the province's House of Assembly spending scandal.
In May, he was released from custody and placed on electronic monitoring in the community.
This week, the National Parole Board granted Walsh full parole when he becomes eligible on Aug. 17.
In making the decision, the board highlighted several negative aspects of Walsh's conviction.
However, officials decided that Walsh's release will facilitate his "reintegration as a law-abiding citizen,"and cited his low risk to society.
Walsh is one of five former provincial politicians jailed in relation to the House of Assembly spending scandal.
The MHAs spanned all three political parties.
Walsh was the only one of the five to go to trial.
He was convicted on two of three counts.
A St. John's businessman has also pleaded guilty to charges related to the scandal, and will be sentenced next month.