By Robert Haugh
When Indicted Santa Clara Councilmember Anthony Becker showed up for his court hearing yesterday, he was not happy to see some Santa Clara residents who were in attendance.
According to multiple people who were there, Becker and his family members made aggressive comments and gestures toward them.
(Santa Clara News Online could not confirm by deadline if a complaint was filed with the Court about Becker or his family members’ behavior.)
Yesterday, Becker was represented by Santa Clara County Assistant Public Defender Christopher Montoya again.
Becker had asked Superior Court Judge Daniel Nishigaya for a delay in May so he could find a private attorney.
Many Santa Clarans at the time doubted that was a legitimate reason. Becker frequently makes comments at City Council meetings about how he struggles just to get by in a high-cost and high-rent area.
Becker got another delay yesterday. A new trial setting hearing is scheduled for Sept. 13 at 1:35 p.m.
Becker had waived his right to a speedy trial earlier.
Becker was indicted in March for leaking an October 2022 Grand Jury report to the 49ers (Rahul Chandhok) and the Silicon Valley Voice (Carolyn Schuk and Angie Tolliver). That’s a misdemeanor.
Then Becker allegedly lied to to the Grand Jury about it. That’s felony perjury. Becker could face up to four years in prison for the felony.
Becker at his August 2 hearing.