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Guilty plea but no jail time in Yates case

Despite pleading guilty to six felony charges, a former Yates County legislator and Penn Yan village trustee won’t be spending any time behind bars.

Pat Galvin, 55, pleaded guilty Friday in county court to three counts each of second-degree forgery and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. Both are class D felonies punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Galvin will be sentenced April 20 by Acting County Judge Dennis Bender to a conditional discharge, which will include 150 hours of community service and a $1,000 fine. The fine must be paid within 60 days of sentencing.

Galvin also agreed to give up his notary public license and resign from the county Republican Committee. He did the latter last summer.

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