Rob Ford 'knows a few dirty cops': Documents

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. (REUTERS FILE PHOTO/Mark Blinch)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. (REUTERS FILE PHOTO/Mark Blinch)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:20 AM ET

TORONTO — The man who filmed the crack video was warned Mayor Rob Ford “knows a few dirty cops and other people,” while the woman whose house where the video was allegedly filmed calls the mayor a “f---ing idiot,” according to newly uncensored police documents.

Lawyers representing QMI Agency and other media outlets won the release Thursday of all remaining portions of the Project Brazen 2 search warrant request — filed back in January — that were still under a publication ban.

The document chronicles the flurry of phone traffic after news broke last May about the video that appears to show Ford smoking crack cocaine among key players including Alexander “Sandro” Lisi, Elena Basso, Liban Siyad and Mohamed Siad — the man who allegedly filmed the crack video and tried to sell it.

Lisi is Ford’s friend and occasional driver who has been charged with extortion in connection with the crack video. None of the police allegations in the document have been proven in court.

In one phone conversation intercepted by police on May 17 at 12:20 p.m., Siad is advised by an unknown male “not to play with his life.”

“Siad advises he will stay with family,” the document states. “Unknown male also advises Siad to be careful of the guy (Mayor Ford) because he knows a few dirty cops and other people.”

Documents released last week revealed the video was recorded on the evening of Feb. 17, 2013 — the Sunday of Family Day weekend — at Basso’s home with her present along with alleged gang members Siad and Siyad.

On May 20, Siyad is caught by a police intercept telling Basso he had “nothing to do” with news of the video being made public. He calls Siad a “goof.”

“(Basso) said the thing was that the ‘f---ing goof did it at my house,’” the document states.

“She advises that now she has Rob’s people and cops coming every day.”


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