Clayton Luckie

A former four-term Ohio state representative has reported to prison to begin serving a sentence for falsifying campaign reports and misspending.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that 49-year-old Clayton Luckie of Dayton turned himself into the Franklin County jail in Columbus on Monday to await transfer to the state prison system.

Luckie was sentenced to three years in prison in January after pleading guilty to election falsification, grand theft and other charges.

Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

For the second time in a year, a former state representative is headed to prison for ethics problems while he was in office.

Former state Rep. Clayton Luckie pleaded guilty to eight charges out of 50 and got a three year prison sentence for skimming as much as 150-thousand dollars out of his campaign fund over a six year period. Luckie told the court he wanted to apologize to his constituents, his family and his colleagues at the Statehouse for what he called his errors in judgment.