Former California Governor Chris Stappleton was executed by the State of California on Thursday.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced Staplyn’s death on its website, saying he was executed on March 18.
Staplin served as governor from 2011 to 2017.
“I am proud of my life and the achievements that I have made,” Stapletons family said in a statement.
“Chris was an incredible governor who brought more than 500,000 people into the Statehouse every year.
We are grateful for all that he achieved and continue to fight for the common good of our state.”
Stapleton was arrested in May 2017 and charged with fraud and money laundering after he used his office to purchase and use a luxury vehicle and travel agency to pay for flights for himself and his family, according to his attorneys.
Stappletons wife, Joanne, and children, Kaitlyn, 7, and Jordan, 6, were also arrested.
Stapletos wife also served time in prison on a sex-related charge.
Stapeleton was convicted of two felonies, and was sentenced to five years in prison.
His attorneys say they will appeal the decision.