Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva will face a million-dollars bail and several felony charges when he comes back into the country from his vacation. An arrest warrant obtained by local media outlets shows felony charges against Silva that include misappropriation of public funds, embezzlement, money laundering and grand theft.
On Thursday, Silva's attorney confirmed two search warrants were issued for the Stockton Kids Club and for Silva's residence in relation to financial crimes, and not connected to Silva's arrest in Amador County last year. Silva was arrested on allegations of eavesdropping on minors at a youth camp and the charges were later reduced to a misdemeanor. No other details have been released.
Silva on Wednesday post via Facebook, "Apparently Stockton can manage without me for a while so I decided to go explore the world. 'I am leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again.' " The map in image attached to that post showing Silva may have been headed to Panama, but he later posted a video suggesting he had gone to Columbia. Both posts were later taken down.
Silva's attorney said Silva has been informed of the arrest warrant and plans to return as soon as possible. Authorities reportedly are waiting to see if Silva will make a good faith effort to return to Stockton.