STOCKTON (KRON) — The former mayor of Stockton is now behind bars, facing several money-related charges.
Now, he says he’s preparing to mount a defense.
Former mayor Anthony Silva is being held at the San Joaquin County Jail.
His six felony charges stem from the Stockton Kid’s Club, formerly the Boys & Girls Club.
Silva says it’s his non-profit and that there’s more than meets the eye.
Details of the charges are still unclear.
Silva says he only got to read the charges for a few minutes Monday before appearing in court.
“I’m trying to mount some type of defense in here in shackles, there is more I want to say but can’t say it right now,” Silva said.
Silva’s bail is set at $1 million.
A bail reduction hearing is scheduled for next Monday.