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St. Tammany coroner officially resigns position

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Baton Rouge, La, - St. Tammany Parish corner Peter Galvan has officially resigned from his position effective Friday at 5:30pm.

St. Tammany councilman Jerry Binder tells us the chief deputy coroner, Dr. Michael Defatta, declined to take the position of interim coroner.

The St. Tammany parish council has until November 7th to appoint someone

Earlier in the day, Galvan faxed an unofficial resignation letter to the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office in Baton Rouge.

A spokesperson for the Secretary of State's Office says because the letter had not been notarized, the office couldn't act on Galvan's initial resignation. 

Galvan was charged last Friday in federal Bill of Information. The feds say Galvan illegally cashed out sick and vacation time and bought personal items with public money. 

If convicted, Galvan faces a maximum of five years in prison, $250,000 in fines and would have to pay restitution.

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