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Police files detail alleged crack video extortion

Posted by Chris Bateman / April 3, 2014

rob ford police documentsRob 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.

Photo by John Steven Fernadez on Flickr

Discussion

44 Comments

A present from your councillors / April 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm
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BMO FIELD IS BEING EXPANDED

Mayor Rob Ford, Councillor Doug Ford and Councillor Mike Del Grande all voted AGAINST the deal.

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/04/03/council-to-debate-food-trucks-bmo-field
NON-NEWS / April 3, 2014 at 12:59 pm
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"it appears the OPP don't believe there isn't enough evidence at this time to charge Ford with a crime."
iSkyscraper / April 3, 2014 at 01:06 pm
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Thank goodness this has been dragging out so that the slow drip of details keep Ford's idiocy fresh in the public mind, rather than letting Doug's string-pulling try to bamboozle it away.

New campaign slogan for Rob: "I'm gonna done you guys!"

Or maybe "You're fucking dead and everybody on your block is dead!"

So hard to choose.
1 / April 3, 2014 at 01:16 pm
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I really hope season 2 introduces some more characters, these jokes are starting to get stale.
Mike Eh / April 3, 2014 at 01:29 pm
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Rejected campaign slogan? "Rob Ford - He’s a big f*ck*ng idiot."
Borte / April 3, 2014 at 01:29 pm
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Needs more Alf.
Huh? / April 3, 2014 at 01:37 pm
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Is it just me or is this sentence actually implying that there is enough evidence: "...the OPP don't believe there isn't enough evidence at this time to charge Ford with a crime." Makes it sound like there is evidence. Is this just a typo? Double-negative?
You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! replying to a comment from iSkyscraper / April 3, 2014 at 01:37 pm
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Yes it's al part of the anti ford conspiracy from the media and the police. When ever Ford is in the media a little like yesterday the slow drip gets turned on to flood the media with something new to keep his name out there never when it's non news like this.

All of the quotes I'm the article are from Lisi and Basso. YAWN.
Sufi / April 3, 2014 at 01:39 pm
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great news about BMO field, love that the spending is back at city hall and projects are actually moving forward. Next upPorter Airlines
double entendre replying to a comment from Huh? / April 3, 2014 at 01:47 pm
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double entendre
You are now about to witness the effect of street food!!!!!! replying to a comment from You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! / April 3, 2014 at 01:49 pm
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Witness: Ford's burrito-scented shat pants.
Shane / April 3, 2014 at 01:58 pm
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The take away here is, the police can not guarantee confidentially anything you say to them could end up in newspapers.
Doug / April 3, 2014 at 02:09 pm
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Elena Basso for Mayor!

"I told you guys from the beginning, he's a big fucking idiot."
Sebastien Knight replying to a comment from Chris Redtable / April 3, 2014 at 02:13 pm
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Hey Chris your mom just called, she's really worried that you stopped taking your meds
DL replying to a comment from Chris Redtable / April 3, 2014 at 02:14 pm
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You start off okay, then you slowly show just how much of a buffoon you are.
Jay Ould / April 3, 2014 at 02:18 pm
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Despite the endless eye-popping allegations against the mayor, it appears the OPP don't believe there isn't enough evidence at this time to charge Ford with a crime. Do not believe there isn't enough????
CaligulaJones replying to a comment from DL / April 3, 2014 at 02:45 pm
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Yes, I'm wondering what a Prime Minister, any Prime Minister, is supposed to think of municipal politics.
Al Capone / April 3, 2014 at 02:55 pm
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Ford: DONE!
Stu Catzini / April 3, 2014 at 02:57 pm
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This sentence makes my head hurt, "it appears the OPP don't believe there isn't enough evidence at this time to charge Ford with a crime."

Al Capone / April 3, 2014 at 02:57 pm
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Tax evasion and the clap killed me. Crack & stupidity has ended Ford.
#Winner replying to a comment from Sebastien Knight / April 3, 2014 at 02:59 pm
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Hey Sebastien 1989 called they want their MOM jokes back. They also wanted to know if you know the whereabouts of "that's what she said"
Scarface / April 3, 2014 at 03:02 pm
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I love this Chicago style politics phase were going through right now, its like living in a movie in the mob era.
Sam Whitetable / April 3, 2014 at 03:03 pm
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If anyone's seen The Wire - this is it right here.
Chad replying to a comment from CaligulaJones / April 3, 2014 at 04:04 pm
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We'll never know we're too busy asking former scandalous US Presidents what they think about Toronto politics.
Fan / April 3, 2014 at 04:07 pm
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City Council approved expansion funding for BMO Field today!
HUGE WIN FOR THE CITY! Council Voted 39-3.

http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2014/04/03/bmo_field_expansion_approved.html
Mike / April 3, 2014 at 04:26 pm
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Are the OPP holding to investigate further? or are they holding b/c there aren't anymore leads/evidence to follow?
Racist pig won't get my vote / April 3, 2014 at 04:29 pm
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I'm a woman (he treats women despicably), I'm queer (he either fears us or hates us) and now I'm learning he's a racist ("oooopsy, I "accidentally" voted against Mandela getting a street named after him"), and I'm telling every person they have to get out the VOTE.

Kiss my glorious ass, you POS--in a year you'll be laughed out of our city.
Davy Gravy replying to a comment from Chad / April 3, 2014 at 04:33 pm
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Really? Because it seemed like you managed to do that pretty quickly.

In any case, welcome to the blogTO comments jungle, Mr. Kimmel. Big fan of your show.
Chad replying to a comment from Davy Gravy / April 3, 2014 at 04:47 pm
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Yes while we can all wish an wonder what others think there are no immediate plans to discuss Toronto politics with any of your scandalous Premiers or scandalous Prime Ministers.

Keep watching though we've got alot of great guests coming up.
W. K. Lis / April 3, 2014 at 05:10 pm
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Wonder who made an offer they couldn't refuse?
rick / April 3, 2014 at 06:03 pm
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News release; rob ford cleared by the opp. Good work to po
Paul "Barry" Karn / April 3, 2014 at 06:06 pm
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I wanna party with Rob Ford! I live in my parent's basement & since I'm 36 I have no rules!
Abi / April 3, 2014 at 08:12 pm
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Nothing wrong with living with your parent until whatever age. The societal pressures to move out in North America is part of what's screwing up our economy. People are moving out when their not ready, then getting stuck working a poor job, and racking up debt to stay afloat and to appear to have their shit together.

In many cultures and countries its the norm to have multi generational homes and everyone contributes, spends more time together and everyone can work on their successes.

Here for many years its a status symbol to have the big house and nice car whether you can actually afford it or not AND what's this Grandpa and Grandma can no longer survive on their own, well I don't want them cramping my lifestyle let's put them in a home where we can visit them 6 times a year when its convenient for us.
Hey Abi... replying to a comment from Abi / April 3, 2014 at 08:22 pm
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...you still mad because your Momma won't let you turn the laundry room into your stroke den?

Maybe it's time you saved some money dude and gave your parents a break by LEAVING???
p replying to a comment from Chris Redtable / April 3, 2014 at 08:39 pm
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.. you seem fun.
Ole Ole Ole Ole Ole Ole Ole Ole Feeling HOT HOT HOT!!! / April 3, 2014 at 10:59 pm
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Rob Ford innocent!!!!!!!!!
Innocent until proven guilty!
FORD MORE YEARS!!!!!
#Ford2Win / April 3, 2014 at 11:20 pm
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Robbie's good to go!
Join Ford Nation for the Rob Ford reelection campaign kick off
April 17th, 6:30pm 650 Dixon Road

show support, show love,Ford more years.
ChiefRedSky replying to a comment from p / April 3, 2014 at 11:34 pm
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Thats the problem with society today. Everyone wants to be the "fun" one but no one wants to actually progress in a positive way. You wanna be the fun class clown you're whole life?
James / April 4, 2014 at 12:54 am
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I hope this doesn't mean more easterners will come here
deal with your junkie mayor and stay put
we don't need more of you refugees here in the West
Adam / April 4, 2014 at 01:37 am
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So the OPP don't agree with the conduct of the TPS investigation so what? No big deal?
Shirley Voting Chow! / April 4, 2014 at 06:58 am
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Late breaking news from The Toronto Daily Shirley!
Shirley / April 4, 2014 at 10:53 am
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LMAOROTF

I TOLD YOU SO!
A Friend / April 4, 2014 at 11:07 am
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Yeah that's it, "a holding pattern". With the corrupt TPS maybe.

Gary Giroux, I'm disappointed in you. How could you be so deliberately blind? Guess you're not as good as I thought you were. Don't sweat it. I'm used to being disappointed by the TPS. Just wondering now how solid the evidence is in other cases which have crossed your desk. Let this one go. You are so way off. Who the heck have you been listening to? I told you to be careful, because these people will wrap your head around a poll if you choose to believe their lies. Let it go.
Flavor / April 5, 2014 at 11:44 pm
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911 is a joke

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