Gang trial could force viewing of Rob Ford video

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in City Council, Friday, January 10, 2014. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in City Council, Friday, January 10, 2014. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

Sam Pazzano, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:54 PM ET

TORONTO — The infamous Mayor Rob Ford crack video could be seen in a Toronto courtroom sometime this year because six alleged Dixon City Bloods gang members have decided to go straight to trial.

Accused gang members from the Project Traveller case -- including Liban Siyad, one of two men who tried to sell the video apparently showing Ford smoking crack -- could have their lawyers seek disclosure of the video when their trials are held, QMI Agency has learned.

In a surprising move late last month, the six gang members consented to their committal to trial before Justice Fern Weinper at Ontario Court of Justice.

The decision means that the accused will skip the preliminary hearing and move directly to Superior Court, where they appeared Wednesday and will be back on March 5 to set further dates.


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