CA mayor arrested, accused of playing strip poker with minors, giving them booze

CA mayor arrested, accused of playing strip poker with minors, giving them booze
Image: YouTube screen grab (via CBS Sacramento)

[Ed. – He previously made national headlines by claiming he is black.]

Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was arrested Thursday at his youth camp on charges that he played strip poker with a minor and provided youngsters with alcohol, according to authorities.

Silva was taken into custody the day after Amador County prosecutors filed criminal charges against him based on evidence uncovered by the FBI.

The 42-year-old mayor stands accused of one felony count of making an illegal recording and one misdemeanor count each of providing alcohol to a minor, cruelty to a child by endangering their health and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Silva, through his attorney, denied the accusations. He was released later Thursday afternoon on $20,000 bail.

The charges stem from a recent search of Silva’s cellular telephone by the FBI. Local prosecutors said they were provided with details of that search on July 26.

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