He established himself as a de facto warlord, and conspired with his government to run the sector and profit independently. In response to this development, the Empire sent a task force to remove him. When a substantial fleet of Star Destroyers appeared over the capital, he declared his loyalty to the Empire, but was arrested. On the same day, he and his government were tried for treason and executed.
After his death, the position of Moff was given to Nebin Cray.