Mayor of Stockton arrested for playing strip poker with teens and secretly recording it

As reported by the Washington Post:

Silva mugAnthony Silva, the mayor of Stockton, Calif., has a history of bizarre, outlandish and questionable behavior. His own website states that he is “a little ‘rough around the edges.’”

That may be an understatement.

During a mayoral candidate debate hosted by Stockton’s NAACP and Black Women Organized for Political Action in April, Silva — who is white — said he was the city’s first black mayor.

The next day, he clarified his statement to CBS, “I think I said, I’m not African American, but I’m pretty darn close. Quite frankly, I could be determined to be the first African American mayor of Stockton.”

In 2014, he was handcuffed after a fight broke out in a limousine. The fight caused $7,000 to $10,000 worth of damage to the car. Curtis Mitchell, who was arrested for the fight, said Silva inappropriately touched his fiancée. Silva denied the claim. The mayor was never arrested, but the limousine’s driver filed a civil lawsuit against him and the other passengers in May. …

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