Runaway Mayor’s Stockton peer gets new charges.
Silva, 42, was transported to the San Joaquin County Jail, where he was held in lieu of $1 million bail. He faces grand jury charges of grand theft, embezzlement, profiteering, misappropriation of public funds and money laundering. A white-collar crime enhancement was imposed on all charges, which indicates a “pattern of related felony conduct” and the theft of more than $100,000.
Silva’s attorney said the allegations may be retaliation after the former mayor beat back a felony charge in a previous case in which Silva was accused of using a cell phone to secretly record a strip poker game in his bedroom at a city-run youth camp for underprivileged children. Authorities also alleged that Silva made alcohol available during the game. One of the participants was a 16-year-old boy
Downtown Defalcator – Stockton Mayor Arrested For Theft From Kids’ Club
Runaway mayor’s Stockton peer runs away too.
Authorities with the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office are serving a search warrant at the Stockton Kids Club.
An arrest warrant for former Mayor Anthony Silva was also issued. Officials were also searching his Stockton home. Sources say the warrant is not tied to his arrest in August.
Silva’s attorney Mark Reichel said investigators with the DA’s office have hinted to him that the investigation is connected to a possible financial crime.
Reichel also said he does not believe the reason Silva left the country is related to the investigation.
Downtown Delinquent – Stockton Mayor Got Warrants
A little news from the runaway mayor’s home base.
Stockton’s Silva stepping up. But can’t keep his firearms from getting stolen
Mayor Anthony Silva on Thursday outlined a nine-step proposal to curb gang violence and seek justice for a 3-year-old girl killed by gunfire last weekend.
“I hereby declare war on active gang members within the city of Stockton,” he said at a news conference at City Hall.
“Everyone here, you know we can think of all sorts of (homicide victims),” the mayor said. “Tim Egkan just last year, I can think of all sorts — Ray-Ray (Rashawn Harris), we should all have these people in custody.”
Egkan was a force in downtown Stockton redevelopment before he was fatally stabbed in early on Sept. 13, 2015, just blocks from his downtown home.
Harris, 13, was gunned down at 7 a.m. Feb. 23, 2015, in his driveway in the 2200 block of South Sacramento Street by a .40-caliber Beretta Px4 Storm semi-automatic pistol.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, the Beretta was legally registered to the mayor, one of two guns stolen from him in separate thefts. Silva did not report that gun stolen until March 22, 2015 — 27 days after Harris’ killing. The D.A.’s Office said in August that Silva refused to cooperate with investigators seeking information about the recovered gun, although the mayor has denied that claim.
Suspect Mayor plugged our own Runaway Mayor’s book.
Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was arrested Thursday on charges that he supplied alcohol to underage counselors at a city-run youth camp in El Dorado National Forest and surreptitiously recorded a group of young people — including a 16-year-old boy — playing strip poker in Silva’s bedroom at the camp in August 2015.
Amador County prosecutors said Thursday that the FBI had retrieved 23 photographs and four video clips from his phone — images they said revealed things that had happened at the camp the previous month.
Prosecutors said witnesses at the camp informed FBI agents that Silva had given alcohol to the participants in the strip poker game, who were all under the age of 21, including a 16-year-old boy.
Downtown Deviant – Stockton Mayor Arrested For Strip Poker With Teen Boy