Former Deputy City Treasurer Sentenced to 78 months for Embezzlement of Millions in City Funds

Salvador Galvan was sentenced on November 3, 2017 to 78 months’ imprisonment for embezzling over $3.7 million of city of funds.  A 78 month sentence is in the 97.4th percentile for all offenders sentenced between 2006 and 2016 under 2B1.1, who pleaded guilty, and were in Criminal History Category I.  In other words, Galvan’s sentence was greater than 97.4% of the 58,453 sentences imposed for that group.  His wife, a co-defendant, received three years’ probation, which included one year of home confinement and 800 hours of community service.  

Mark Allenbaugh serves as President and Chief Research Officer of, Inc.. He is a former staff attorney for the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and a co-editor of "Sentencing, Sanctions, and Corrections: Federal and State Law, Policy, and Practice" (2nd ed., Foundation Press, 2002). Mark is widely regarded as a national expert in Federal sentencing guidelines, analysis and strategy.

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