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Posted: Wednesday, 23 October 2013 2:23PM

Convicted Galvan could get five years



St. Tammany Parish's former coroner today pleaded guilty to a single conspiracy count in the federal corruption case against him.

Dr. Peter Galvan admitted misspending taxpayers money, using it for a lot of personal items, from meals to parties to even boating equipment

Loyola School of Law professor Dane Ciolino says that means Galvan could spend up to five year in prison.

"Given that he's pleading guilty to just a single count of conspiracy, that caps his sentence at the statutory maximum of five years," Ciolino told WWL First News.

Ciliono says it might not be that much, since Galvan has agreed to help prosecutors identify other lawbreakers.

"One can't conspire with himself," said Ciolino, "so it's a plea to conspiracy makes it absolutely certain that the government believes others are engaged in this."

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