(KCEN) -- He may have served as the Pope's butler but now he's serving time.
Paolo Gabriele was convicted in a Vatican City court today of aggravated theft for leaking confidential documents.
He told the court he wanted to expose wrongdoing and corruption and gave the documents to an Italian journalist who used them to write a best selling book.
Police found more than a thousand important documents at Gabriele's apartment some signed by Pope Benedict and some that were stamped with an order for destruction.
He's been ordered to serve out his 18 month sentence in an Italian prison.