Lusaka Principal resident magistrate David Simusamba has jailed NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili to one year imprisonment for forgery and another year for uttering a false document.
The two sentences will run concurrently, meaning he will only serve a year.
Mr Kambwili has been convicted in count one of forgery and count two of uttering a false document.
He has, however, been acquitted of the charge of giving false information to a public officer.
His lawyer, Musa Mwenye, State Counsel, pleaded with the magistrate to exercise leniency on Mr Kambwili as he is a family man.