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Former mayor of Stockton Anthony Silva sentenced to 90 days in jail

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 12:30:05-04

STOCKTON, Calif. — The former mayor of Stockton is getting jail time for a conflict of interest charge. Anthony Silva was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Monday but was allowed to apply for an alternative work program.

Silva was also ordered to pay nearly $20,000 in restitution.

The former Stockton mayor was charged with improperly funneling $5,000 from a mayoral discretionary fund to the Kids Club of Stockton, which he led.

According to Silva's attorney, Allen Sawyer, there was no finding that Silva personally benefited from money given to the club.