STOCKTON (CBS13/AP) — Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva accepted a plea deal Monday in an embezzlement case.

Silva pleaded no contest to a conflict of interest charge. In exchange, prosecutors dropped 12 other charges.

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Silva and his associate Sharon Simas were accused of embezzling money from the Stockton Boys and Girls Club.

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San Joaquin County prosecutors initially alleged he and an associate embezzled more than $46,000, including more than $27,000 from the city of Stockton where he was mayor from 2013 to 2016.

Silva says prosecutors portrayed him as a criminal, but he denied again that he stole any money or hurt anyone.

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He says he’s glad the case has come to an end.