Anthony Silva
Anthony Silva

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

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 filipinocupid.com.

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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