Reports indicate that former State Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson has been sentenced to five years in prison over corruption charges.

Sampson, who represented the senate’s 19th District which comprises Crown Heights, East Flatbush and portions of Brownsville, Canarsie and Spring Creek Towers, was sentenced Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court and faced a maximum of 20 years.

In 2013, Sampson was indicted by a federal grand jury for embezzlement, obstruction of justice, and making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation stemming from alleged theft of $400,000 from the sale of foreclosed homes. He was convicted in 2015 of one count of obstruction of justice and two counts of making false statements to federal agents resulting in being expelled by the senate.

“I apologize for my actions, but most of all I apologize for not respecting others,” Sampson said in court during his sentencing.

He begins his prison sentence on April 21.

Sampson served as a state senator from 1997 to 2015. Since his conviction, the 15 District has not had any representation in senate.