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Accused Stockton Mayor Sees Charges Lessened

Accused Stockton Mayor Sees Charges Lessened

Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was back in an Amador County courtroom on October 18, where his attorney successfully argued to have a felony charge against him reduced to a misdemeanor. Judge Leslie C. Nichols, attempting to move the case forward, agreed to hear an oral motion from Silva’s attorney, N. Allen Sawyer, who argued that the felony charge facing Silva for allegedly making an audio recording without the consent of those being recorded should be reduced to a misdemeanor on the grounds that the recording was a private communication. Chief Assistant District Attorney Robert Trudgen disagreed with that argument, but accepted Judge Nichols decision. Silva was arrested August 4 on 1 felony and 3 misdemeanor charges he was involved in an alcohol-fueled game of strip poker with at least three teenagers at an annual summer youth camp at Silver Lake in 2015. Silva is scheduled to return to court for a pre-trial hearing December 2.


Written by: Matthew Hedger of The Acorn News

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