Anti-LGBTQ Former Mayor Who Played Strip Poker with Teen Boys Busted for Embezzlement

Anti-LGBTQ Former Mayor Who Played Strip Poker with Teen Boys Busted for Embezzlement

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Anthony Silva, former GOP mayor of Stockton, California, was arrested on Sunday evening at San Francisco International Airport for embezzlement and money laundering.

The Washington Post writes:

Prosecutors say Silva funneled money from the now-defunct Stockton Boys and Girls Club’s bank accounts and used the organization’s credit card to pay for personal expenses — including trips to the Philippines and South Lake Tahoe, retail purchases, Motel 6 charges and recurring monthly payments for a dating website called

Between January 2010 and February 2014, Silva took $2.7 million out of the organization’s accounts.

Silva is a religious conservative who held a town hall at an anti-LGBTQ church and gave the key to the city to God. And like many anti-gay conservatives, Silva has a few skeletons (and, possibly, his own crazy self) in his closet.

Last August, Silva was arrested for giving alcohol to minors during a strip poker game with teen boys at a summer camp. Silva also made an audio recording of the game. Unsurprisingly, he lost the next election.

And in 2015, a gun owned by Silva was used in the murder of a 13 year-old boy.

Yet somehow, Silva has always gotten away with it.


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