On Wednesday, September 28, 2011, New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block, Jr. pled guilty to felony charges concerning misuse of campaign funds, misuse of his PRC gas credit charge and other offenses. The plea agreement included a voluntary resignation from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and a commitment not to run for any public office in the future. He will be required to repay $8000 for the misuse of funds and will also enter a drug rehabilitation program. Block will have ten days in which to resign from the PRC office. Following his resignation from the PRC, Governor Susana Martinez will appoint a replacement to serve out his term at the PRC. The plea agreement was reached to as the legislature continued to move forward with impeachment proceedings, which will now be dropped. In addition, charges against his father, former Commissioner Jerome Block, Sr., are dropped.