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St. Tammany Council Wants Peter Galvan To Repay Legal Costs

St. Tammany Council Wants Peter Galvan To Repay Legal Costs

Officials in St. Tammany Parish want the former coroner to repay almost $208,000 his office paid two law firms to defend him in a corruption case.

Peter Galvan pleaded guilty in February to conspiring to steal public funds while he was coroner. He was sentenced to two years in a federal prison.

The New Orleans Advocate reports the Parish Council has asked the judge in the case, U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan, to order the restitution, saying payments to two law firms by the coroner's office were not legitimate uses of public funds.

Morgan will hold a hearing April 9 on how much restitution Galvan must make.

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