As he left jail yesterday, former mayor and alleged embezzler Anthony Silva said the charges against him are part of a nefarious plot.
He added, “There’s more than meets the eye. … It’s a small group of people that are attempting to seize a facility and an organization and give it to another group in Modesto.”
And this group is so powerful, so well-connected, that its members could persuade the San Joaquin County District Attorney to fabricate, through the services of a forensic accountant, extensive evidence of alleged embezzling.
And the D.A. is so corrupt that she would devote all these months, all these resources, to sending an innocent man to prison … so that a Modesto group could take over a crippled nonprofit.
Defense theories should at least be plausible.