State audit finds flaws with St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office

A new state audit found several flaws with the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office under former Coroner Peter Galvan.

Auditors say there were no written polices regulating leave time and that some workers received paid leave, even though they had a negative balance.

Among other findings, the auditors say employees of the coroner's office freely used gas cards and the office's vehicles violated state law by having blue flashing lights.

The report also found that time sheets and some check stubs could not be located.

Peter Galvan is serving a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to corruption charges. FOX 8 uncovered questionable spending by his office in the award-winning "Body of Evidence" series.

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