SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva has been arrested at the San Francisco International Airport, where he arrived from a vacation in South America.

The former mayor was arrested Sunday as he returned from Colombia.

An arrest warrant was issued for Silva on Thursday on charges of profiteering, embezzlement, misappropriation of public funds and grand theft, among other charges. He will face the charges in San Joaquin County.

Sawyer says Silva left for vacation on Wednesday, a day before FBI agents and investigators from the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office served search warrants at Silva’s home and the Stockton Kids Club, which Silva used to run when it was known as the Boys and Girls Club.

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Comments (8)
  1. This smells SO FISHY! I don’t know much about Silva, but Investigators obviously waited until Silva was out of the country to serve the search warrants. This rewarded them doubly, by setting up a photo op of Silva being arrested at SFO, which got them nationwide publicity. Although Silva was RETURNING to the U.S. (from an attempted vacation that the DA deliberately ruined), probably most people seeing video of him being arrested at the airport will assume he was arrested as he tried to flee the country. THAT is the image the DA was attempting to create. Clearly, DA is banking heavily on negative publicity. Therefore, DA probably doesn’t have much of a case and this is DA’s personal vendetta against Silva.

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