Ex-Cudahy Mayor Gets Year Sentence in Bribery Case

David Silva is one of three former Cudahy officials convicted for their roles in taking cash bribes from a businessman who wanted to open a marijuana dispensary.

Monday, Jan 28, 2013  |  Updated 8:57 PM PDT
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Ex-Cudahy Mayor Gets Year Sentence in Bribery Case

David Silva was sentenced to a year in prison after the former Cudahy mayor pleaded guilty to one count each of extortion and bribery.

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The former mayor of Cudahy has been sentenced to a year in prison for his role in taking cash bribes from a businessman who wanted to open a medical marijuana dispensary.

A federal judge sentenced David Silva, 62, on Monday after the former elected official pleaded guilty to one count each of extortion and bribery.

Silva, along with two other former city officials, received bribes that were paid in exchange for supporting the opening of a pot dispensary. Silva admitted he accepted a $5,000 bribe.

Former city manager Angel Perales was recently sentenced to five years' probation for brokering the bribery scheme. Ex-councilman Osvaldo Conde is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

Related:

Cudahy Officials Accused of Bribery in Undercover FBI Investigation

Embattled Cudahy Councilman Accepts "100 Percent Responsibility": Lawyer

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