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Salary Set For Next St. Tammany Parish Coroner

Salary Set For Next St. Tammany Parish Coroner

The elected successor to former St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvan will begin with an annual salary of $84,000.

The Times-Picayune reports the parish council set the salary Thursday night amid lingering questions about whether the position is a full- or part-time job.

The council's decision comes less than a week before the start of candidate qualifying for the special April 5 election to fill the remainder of Galvan's term, which runs through March 2016.

Galvan had been paid more than $200,000 as a part-time coroner who ran a full-time medical practice in Slidell.

Galvan, who resigned in October and pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge, is scheduled to be sentenced next week in U.S. District Court in New Orleans.

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