Right now, lawyers are crowding into a Toronto courtroom for a fairly extraordinary hearing. They are there to gain access to a nearly-500-page police ITO (Information To Obtain) that led to a search warrant. The ITO apparently contains the name “Rob Ford” more than 100 times.
You may have heard of Rob Ford. He’s the Mayor of Toronto, and his personal driver apparently used drugs to get back Ford’s cell phone:
“According to police documents obtained by the Toronto Sun, Lisi was allegedly offering to swap a pound of marijuana [Ed. - With a "street value" of $3,000+.] for the return of an associate’s cellphone. That associate is Mayor Rob Ford, a source told the Toronto Sun.
“(Lisi) has close ties to the Mayor and the question is what else is in the search warrant materials that sheds any light or any connection the Mayor may have to this guy who has been charged?” MacKinnon said.
What will be the outcome of the hearing, and discussions with the Crown? We shall see. But my prediction is that Ford’s involvement with criminals will occupy a lot of folks in a lot of newsrooms this week.