Police files detail alleged crack video extortion
Rob Ford's friend Sandro Lisi threatened to put "heat" on the Dixon Road community in the immediate aftermath of the crack cocaine video scandal, the final batch of court documents related to search warrants issued in Project Brazen 2, the police investigation into Ford, say.
"The whole place is going to get heated up all summer until that fucking phone gets back, the whole place... is going to get lit right up," Lisi was heard telling Liban Siyad, an alleged member of the Dixon City Bloods, in a wiretapped conversation. "Put the message out to your people... that whole place is going to get heated."
Lisi has since been charged with extortion in the case. Earlier today, the Toronto Star reported that the Ontario Provincial Police, who recently took an oversight role in the case, disagree with Toronto police over who was the victim of the alleged extortion: Mohammed Siad, who claimed to have filmed the video, or Rob Ford.
There are also allegations in the documents ordered released today by a Toronto judge that Lisi suggested Ford had power over the police in the area.
In another intercepted conversation, Elena Basso, the owner of the house where the crack video was allegedly filmed, said Mohammed Siad was stupid for filming Ford and ruining the business on Dixon Road. "The fucking goof did it [filmed Ford] at my house," she said.
Basso said she warned the Dixon Road dealers about the mayor.
"I told you guys from the beginning, he's a big fucking idiot."
Despite the endless eye-popping allegations against the mayor, it appears the OPP don't believe there is enough evidence at this time to charge Ford with a crime. The CBC says the case is in a "holding pattern" pending new details.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.
Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.
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