In a startling display of not making America great again, KRON 4 reports that the Republican mayor of Stockton has been arrested on a host of charges — including recording confidential conversations and giving alcohol to minors.
According to CBS 13, Mayor Anthony Silva's alleged actions are not those of a cool dude just looking to let some kids have a good time. Instead, in describing the contents of Silva's seized phone, officials claim that the mayor had something much more sinister in mind.
"In one of the video clips [discovered on Silva's phone], it appeared that moments after the video began, the phone was set down, darkening the camera lens and thus only containing audio," a District Attorney press release picked up by CBS 13 reads. "That clip contains audio of a conversation between participants involved in a strip poker game that occurred in Silva’s bedroom. The conversation between the participants indicated that they were naked. One of the participants was a 16 year old male."
"The audio of the surreptitious recording clearly indicates that the participants did not want to be recorded," the release continues. "Witnesses also informed FBI agents that Silva provided alcohol to the participants, all of whom were underage, including a minor. Witnesses stated that Silva had supplied alcohol and made it available to a number of underage counselors at camp.”
This is not the first time Silva has been accused of creepy behavior. Fox 40 details a long list of allegations made against the Republican, including claims that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2011. In that case charges were never filed.
Also, in 2015, Silva was inexplicably stopped and searched at SFO after a trip to China, and his "electronics" were seized.
CBS 13 reports that Silva has now been charged with four different crimes: "eavesdropping on or recording confidential communications, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, furnishing an alcoholic beverage to a minor and cruelty to child by endangering health."
This is all unrelated to the fact that a gun Silva says was stolen from his home was used to kill a 13-year-old boy in 2015. Silva reported the gun stolen one month after the shooting.
Silva was arrested Wednesday night at a youth camp for underprivileged kids and was booked into Amador County Jail this morning.