Peter Galvan, who resigned as St. Tammany Parish coroner last month, is also shutting down his private medical practice, according to a notice mailed to his patients.
“It is with great regret that I must inform you that I shall close my private medical office effective Dec. 6, 2013,’’ the letter says.
Galvan, 54, is set to be sentenced in federal court on Jan. 29 after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit theft at his public office.
He appears to be putting his personal affairs in order prior to going to prison. He put his home in Turtle Creek near Slidell up for sale shortly after his guilty plea, and now he is advising patients to schedule final appointments and find a new primary care doctor.
The letter makes no mention of his legal woes but thanks patients for “your continuing confidence and support.’’
Galvan faces a maximum sentence of five years and a $250,000 fine. According to sentencing guidelines, he is likely to serve 18 to 24 months.
“I’m unsure of what the future holds, but pray that I may be available for your future medical needs,’’ the letter concludes.