Trial date set for Mayor Rob Ford pal Sandro Lisi

From the ITO: Police surveillance of Mayor Rob Ford and Sandro Lisi.

From the ITO: Police surveillance of Mayor Rob Ford and Sandro Lisi.

Sam Pazzano, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:59 PM ET

If you were eagerly waiting to see the infamous Mayor Rob Ford crack video at a courtroom this fall, brace yourself for bad news.

Lawyers for Ford's pal Sandro Lisi set preliminary hearing and trial dates for his extortion and drug dealing cases for next spring.

That means the crack video won't be shown in a courtroom until after the Oct. 27 municipal elections in Toronto.

"These were the earliest available dates for all concerned," defence lawyer Courtney Keystone said in an interview Tuesday after the dates were set. "Mr. Lisi wanted to preserve his rights to a trial within a reasonable time and he also wanted to have his trials as soon as possible."


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