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Former Democratic Mayor Guilty of Trading Meth for Gay Sex [VIDEO]

The former 3 term democratic mayor of Fairfax, Va is facing up to forty years in prison for trading meth for gay sex.  In the end, he pleaded guilty and the results will probably see him get a light sentence as he is a first time offender and there was probably some kind of plea deal arrangement.

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 A former Virginia mayor has pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine after getting caught in a drugs-for-sex bust last summer.

Ex-Fairfax Mayor Scott Silverthorne, 51, entered the plea Monday in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

Silverthorne had been free on bond from the time of his August 2016 arrest, but a judge ordered him held in jail until his June 9 sentencing. 

Attorney Brian Drummond says Silverthorne faces up to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000, but will likely get a light sentence or probation, considering that he does not have a past criminal record.

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From The Mail Online:

The facts were such that it would have been futile to go to trial,’ Drummond said. ‘He is guilty of the transaction, but he didn’t get any money for it.’

The judge’s order sending Silverthorne to jail pending his sentencing stunned his family and friends gathered in the courtroom, some of whom wept. 

‘I love him. He made a mistake,’ the defendant’s sister-in-law Mary Silverthorne told The Washington Post. ‘Who is going to throw that stone? I know he’s learned from his mistake.’

Silverthorne was arrested on August 4 on a felony drug distribution charge after a sting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tysons Corner. 

According to investigators, the mayor gave an undercover detective 2 grams of methamphetamine outside the hotel.

Following his arrest, Silverthorne was also fired from his job as a substitute teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

 

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