Michael Fitzgerald Record columnist @Stocktonopolis
The first thing I learned from transcripts of the secret grand jury hearing into former Mayor Anthony Silva was what an admirable operation the Boys & Girls Club of Stockton used to be.In the period in which Silva allegedly embezzled six figures from the club, Stockton Unified supplied its primary funding.
The Record STOCKTON — The transcripts from the grand jury proceedings that led to former Mayor Anthony Silva's arrest in early March on embezzlement and money-laundering charges became public documents today.The 534 pages of interviews with a series of witnesses contain allegations of misappropriation of funds, conflicts of interest and other accusations against Silva during his various stints as mayor, as CEO of the now-defunct Boys & Girls Clubs of Stockton, and as school board president...
Michael Fitzgerald Record columnist @Stocktonopolis A 534-page transcript of the grand jury proceeding that led to the March arrest of former Mayor Anthony Silva became a public document Friday.Following are some of the notable details:• An FBI forensic auditor told the grand jury that much of the money Silva embezzled from the now-defunct Stockton Boys & Girls Club went to pay the mortgage on his five-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot home. Silva later sold the home for $665,000.• The auditor also...
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