Mayor Rob Ford's sister in court, dodges questions about her brother

Mayor Rob Ford's sister, Kathy, leaves Finch Court in Toronto on Monday. (DAVE THOMAS/QMI Agency)

Mayor Rob Ford's sister, Kathy, leaves Finch Court in Toronto on Monday. (DAVE THOMAS/QMI Agency)

Jenny Yuen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:47 AM ET

TORONTO -- Mayor Rob Ford's sister dodged reporters Monday at her court appearance for an old toothbrush shoplifting conviction.

As she left the courthouse, Kathy Ford refused to answer questions about whether the mayor smoked drugs in her basement last month, as the Globe and Mail reported, or about the mayor's ongoing progress in rehab.

"Just leave me alone," she said as she kept her head down and jumped into a waiting cab.

The mayor's sister was in court to set a trial date for missing a court date in relation to a 2012 shoplifting incident.

"They said I've been here too many times," Kathy Ford told Justice Paul French. "But I know (the Fords' family lawyer) Dennis Morris is representing me. He will be going away in June."

Ford was convicted of theft for stealing a quantity of toothbrushes from a Zellers store. She was ordered to complete 25 hours of community service by May 2013 -- which she claims she served.


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