The once-sensational Amador strip poker case against Anthony Silva fizzled to next to nothing on Friday, as Stockton’s former mayor pleaded out to a single misdemeanor.
Silva admitted to furnishing alcohol to a person under 21 at Silver Lake camp in 2015. He got a year’s probation. He must wear an ankle monitor for 30 days, which he already does. He must perform community service.
Predictably, one of Silva’s lawyers, N. Allen Sawyer, said the case was all political.
“Let’s remember how this case started. This was right before an election,” Sawyer said outside the courthouse. “I don’t believe for a second that it had anything to do with the fact that he allowed a 19-year-old and a 20-year-old to have a beer.”
That is not “how” this case started. That is when this case started. How this case started is that federal law enforcement authorities confiscated Silva electronics…