Silva Defense Team May Challenge Evidence

Silva Defense Team May Challenge Evidence 

Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva's Amador County court case continued today, ever as the former Mayor faces additional legal trouble in San Joaquin County.  Silva's defense team, Amador County prosecutor Rob Trudgen  and Judge Leslie Nichols held a conference call Tuesday morning to discuss the case. The defense is preparing to challenge the search of Silva's phone, which led to the discovery of video footage of underage drinking and strip poker at Silva's Silver Lake youth camp. The phone was seized when Silva was at San Francisco International airport returning from an overseas trip.  Federal customs officials are expected to testify in the case.  Silva was arrested in Amador county in August and faces four misdemeanors charges including videotaping without permission and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Silva himself remains in San Joaquin County jail on one million dollars bail following his arrest on Sunday on charges including embezzlement and money laundering related to his involvement with the Stockton Kids Club, formerly the Stockton Boys & Girls Club.  Silva is accused of stealing millions of dollars from the charity, of which he was CEO from 2004 to 2013. Silva was defeated for re-election by current Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs in November.  He left office at the end of 2016.

 

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