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NEW ORLEANS (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Former St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvan has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay more than $193,000 in restitution to the parish for conspiring to steal money from the coroner's office.

Galvan told U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan during Wednesday's sentencing hearing that he apologizes to the people of St. Tammany Parish for betraying their trust. He says he also can't get back his ruined career and reputation but will do whatever he must to make the parish whole.

Galvan pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to commit theft. He is to report to prison April 11.

The judge also ordered him to pay a $5,000 fine due immediately along with the restitution. Galvan says he's sold his house to cover those costs.

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