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Home secretary says movies were a mistake

March 29, 2009 at 1:10 PM

LONDON, March 29 (UPI) -- British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith says she mistakenly used her official expense budget to pay for adult-only movies channeled to her home television.

Smith said she asked to be reimbursed for a television package when she meant to file only for payment of an Internet connection she receives as one of her job benefits, The Sunday Times of London reported.

The television bill from Virgin Media submitted last June included two movies rated for age 18 and older, the Times reported, noting Smith has promised to repay the money for the movies ordered by her husband at their home in Redditch.

"To say she's angry with her husband is an understatement," said an unidentified family friend. "Jacqui was not there when these films were watched. She's furious and mortified."

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