CA: Former Stockton mayor arrested, accused of stealing from kids club

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Moments after returning from a vacation in Colombia, former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was arrested Sunday at San Francisco International Airport on suspicion of mishandling money when he ran a youth organization more than two years ago. Silva, 42, was transported to the San Joaquin County Jail, where he was held in lieu of $1 million bail. … 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.” (03/05/17)