Posted: Mar 8, 2013 7:22 AM by AP
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - The St Tammany Parish Council has voted 13-1 to ask parish Coroner Peter Galvan to resign.
The council also voted unanimously to ask Galvan to pay back about $175,000 that he allegedly paid himself in unused vacation and sick time.
Council members asked the state attorney general to help the parish get records from Galvan. And council members said they would look into cutting tax revenue that goes to the coroner's office, currently estimated at $4 million to $5 million a year.
Galvan did not attend Thursday's meeting but said in an email to council members that he would address the public "at the proper time." Galvan has been under scrutiny from New Orleans area media for expenses and his $200,000 annual salary.