Former coroner Peter Galvan pleads guilty to state theft charges

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Dressed in orange prison garb, former St. Tammany Parish corner Peter Galvan pleaded guilty to state theft charges Thursday.

Galvan, who is already serving a two-year prison sentence for corruption, entered the guilty plea before District Judge August Hand.

Galvan must pay $350,000 in restitution to the City of Slidell. Galvan Thursday paid $50,000. The remaining $300,000 is due by October 31st.

Judge Hand sentenced him to three years in prison with two of those years to run concurrent to his federal prison sentence. Galvan will then serve an additional one year once his federal prison sentence is complete.

Louisiana State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says the investigation into in the St. Tammany Parish coroner's office continues.

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