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Patty Amador at House Financial Services Field Hearing

Patty Amador, President, Ambeck Mortgage Associates of Modesto, CA speaks about downpayment assistance and HR 6694 at the House Financial Services ...

Former Stockton Mayor Agrees to Plea Deal in Amador County Case

AMADOR COUNTY -- Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva and the Amador County District Attorney's Office reached a plea agreement Friday morning in a case stemming from his 2016 arrest.

Silva faced four misdemeanor counts. Three were dropped in exchange for Silva entering a no contest plea for furnishing alcohol to a minor. He was arrested in August 2016 at the Stockton Kids Camp at Silver Lake on three misdemeanors and one felony, illegally recording without the subject's knowledge, which was later reduced to a misdemeanor.

Investigators say Silva had kept an audio recording of a strip poker game at the camp involving at least one minor.

Silva's sentence is now 40 hours of community service and a year of probation, along with $370 in court fees and fines. His legal team considers it a victory.

"It's obvious by the election results he lost a tremendous support in the community, and it's obviously a direct result of the false allegations that were leveled at him," Allen Sawyer, one of Silva's attorney's, told FOX40. "So does this go a long way in proving that he was right? Of course it does. Is he still damaged by it? Of course he is.

Man's Stolen Saxophone Recovered 23 Years Later

SACRAMENTO -- A man's daughter stumbled upon something the two of them thought had been gone for good -- a one-of-a-kind saxophone stolen more than two decades ago.

Amador Villar had his alto saxophone taken from his car on his daughter's wedding day in Sacramento 23 years ago.

The saxophone was very special to Villar because it was a gift given to him by his brother when he first moved to America in 1978.

Earlier this week, his daughter, Ana, was looking online for a saxophone for herself and stumbled upon one she thought looked just like her dad's, but she wasn't entirely sure.

Ana Villar bought the saxophone from a man in Sacramento and showed it to her dad who immediately noticed two unique marks.

One was a dent from when the saxophone had fallen off a car. The other was a piece he had made to repair part of the instrument.

When Amador Villar saw those distinctive features he knew the saxophone was his.

The instrument doesn't play and needs to be repaired, but Amador Villar says he never gave up hope he would find it. He credits his faith and prayers for bringing it back to him.