Former Stockton mayor gets plea deal
Official had faced four misdemeanor charges stemming from 2015 youth camp incident.
SACRAMENTO — A former mayor of Stockton pleaded no contest to providing alcohol to a minor, settling charges that once included allegations that he secretly recorded portions of a teen camp counselor strip poker game.
Defense attorney Mark Reichel said Anthony Silva entered the plea Friday in Amador County Superior Court. He was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service.
Silva faced four misdemeanor charges from the 2015 incident at the weeklong camp he ran for underprivileged children.
He has said that he accidentally recorded the strip poker game after walking into the middle of it and that all participants were at least age 18.
Silva still is charged in neighboring San Joaquin County with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars intended for a youth club.
ANTHONY SILVA pleaded no contest to providing alcohol to a minor. He’ll do community service.