Grand jury transcript in Silva case goes public – News – – California News

Grand jury transcript in Silva case goes public – News – – California News

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 at Stockton Unified.

Silva, who lost his bid for a second term as mayor last year, was arrested in March as he returned to San Francisco International Airport following a trip to South America. He spent 10 days in jail before posting bail, and ever since has been wearing a GPS ankle monitor as a condition of his release.

The 42-year-old Silva says he is innocent of the charges against him and that he is the victim of a witch hunt by political opponents.

By law, the grand jury transcript was required to remain sealed until 10 days after Silva’s attorneys asked for and received a copy. Silva’s attorneys got their copy Sept. 5, and the transcript became public today.


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