FRENCH CAMP - Anthony Silva, the former mayor of the city of Stockton, was released on bond Wednesday afternoon from the San Joaquin County Jail.
Silva was released on bond after a judge reviewed and approved his bail. His initial bail of $1 million was reduced to $350,000 Monday in court.
Silva was arrested at the San Francisco airport on March 5th on return from a recent trip to Colombia, after investigators with the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office served warrants at the Stockton Kids Club and Silva's north Stockton home. Silva faces charges including money laundering, embezzlement, and grand theft.
Officials with the district attorney's office say Silva used stolen funds to pay for rooms at Motel 6, trips to the Philippines, and a subscription to filipinocupid.com.
Prior to these recent charges, Silva was arrested in 2016 and faces misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident involving an alleged strip poker game at a summer camp for kids.
As conditions of Silva's release, he is required to wear a monitoring device.