Dec 04, 2013
By Michael Kramer
There are more allegations concerning Toronto mayor Rob Ford which suggest that he tried to buy the alleged video of himself smoking crack cocaine.
Documents released today contain the sensational allegation that the crack video was the motive for the murder of alleged gang member Anthony Smith.
The documents reveal that this information surfaced in the early days of the scandal in statements to police detectives from Ford staffer David Price and former chief of staff Mark Towhey.
Today’s new documents allege the mayor tried to buy the video – two months before news of the video first broke.
The information was ordered released by Superior Court Justice Ian Nordheimer at the request of media lawyers – despite the provincial Crown attorney’s objections and lawyers representing Ford’s friend Alexander Lisi and the accused persons who were arrested during a police action code named Project Traveller.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.