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Duly Quoted: Lawyer Peter Jacobsen, on Release of New Brazen 2 Information

New details about the investigation suggest that various parties made "extreme attempts" to locate and take possession of the crack video.

“What really will stick in the public’s mind is the attempts that were made, extreme attempts, that were made to get the video back—obviously, it mattered a great deal to certain people, and it appeared to matter a great deal to Mr. Lisi.”

-Media lawyer Peter Jacobsen, discussing new details released today related to the Ford-Lisi investigation. He indicated that the most noteworthy information contained in the documents relates to the attempts made to retrieve the crack video—at least 50 phone calls were made after May by various parties trying to get their hands on it. The ITO does not contain specific allegations that the mayor himself was involved, or that any of these parties were acting on the mayor’s behalf. More documents could be released soon, if Ontario Superior Court Justice Ian Nordheimer determines they can be made public.


  • Notcleverguy

    Just a matter of time Robbie.

    You want four more years, I’m sure you’ll get five to ten.

    • Ryan

      There is no charge that will be laid against Ford unless HE himself contacted SIAD which the documents clearly state he did not … if he instructed Lisi to do so The only way he could be charged , would be if the instructions were given to threaten or extort for the benefits of a criminal organization … According to the RCMP website , not Ford not Lisi and not city hall are listed as criminal organizations… so why is this even a story?

      • bobloblawbloblawblah

        Well, because Ford is Mayor and still under investigation. It’s not hard to figure out.

      • OgtheDim

        So if you instruct somebody to extort on your individual behalf, its not illegal?

        Are you absolutely sure of that.

      • Notcleverguy

        “There is no charge that will be laid against Ford unless HE himself contacted SIAD”
        You are wrong, and your interpenetration of , the conspiracy to commit extortion law is wrong. You should familiarize yourself with law 364 of the criminal code of Canada before you write stuff you know nothing about.

    • dsmithhfx

      I think you mean 9 to 14.

  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    Please arrest him just as the polls close in October.

    • JanMac

      Or at his April 17 launch party.

      • HotDang

        Or right as he is packing up to head to his cottage for Canada Day weekend.

        • HotDang

          Or arresting him anytime before he kills someone while drunk driving would be great too.

          • Notcleverguy

            God forbid.
            I can just see a wasted Ford in cuffs being rushed off to jail, screaming at the arresting officers, “Maybe you’re perfect……………”

        • rich1299

          His family tradition of going to the cottage doesn’t apply in years when he’s campaigning. Personally I’d like to see him dragged out of city hall in hand cuffs, making sure the media was previously notified so that the image could be shown around the world.

          • dsmithhfx

            After publicly taunting the police, daring them to arrest him, and calling the police chief an obscenity, I’m sure it can be arranged.

      • Paul Kishimoto

        He can’t split the right vote if he’s in jail.

      • bobloblawbloblawblah

        Or maybe something really dramatic, sort of Perry Mason like — arrest him in the middle of one of the televised debates!!

    • Guest

      Or maybe something really dramatic, sort of Perry Mason like — arrest him in the middle of one of the televised debates!

  • Ryan

    So, Why is it extortion when you are being extorted ? Siad and his boys recorded the video to blackmail and extort Rob Ford and to have a so called get out of Jail free card… Are we going to start charging thieves who steal from each other?

    • MER1978

      “Extortion (also called shakedown, outwresting, and exaction) is a criminal offense of obtaining money, property, or services from a person, entity, or institution, through coercion.” … wikipedia

      How do you figure Ford was extorted? Being the subject of a video doesn’t make it your property.

    • OgtheDim

      Cause its extortion to threaten somebody for anything, even if its to get something back.

    • tyrannosaurus_rek

      Yes, because that’s how a society based on law operates.

    • Notcleverguy

      Ryan, again you are wrong. There is no proof that anyone tried to extort or blackmail Ford. Shopping around the tape to the media is NOT extortion.

    • DaveWilliamscheemissManana

      Good god. You’re like the Mount Rushmore of stupid.

    • YouNeedaNewReporter

      Both parties appear very likely to be guilty of criminal activity. Multiple wrongdoings on either side don’t “cancel each other out”, especially if they involve threats of physical violence.

  • CaligulaJones

    I guess “I”m not perfect” can be expanded to include “I accidentally employed a convicted felon who had the balls to shake down a[n alleged] drug gang”…

    I mean, who HASN’T gone through the tiresome process of posting a job ad, weeding through hundreds of resumes, cutting the list down to a manageable size, cooking up some crack questions for the interview, doing a full background check, THEN finding out the guy had the balls to to shake down a[n alleged] drug gang?

    • Notcleverguy

      “Sandy” as Robbie called him served lot’s of purposes, Part time driver, part time weed dealer, part time extortionist, and I’m not sure what job title you give a guy who you meet in empty parks in the middle of the night.

      • vampchick21

        Straight as an Arrow. Looks good on the Deco produced business cards….

      • dsmithhfx

        And gas station toilets.

  • OpportKnocks

    There may or may not be enough evidence on the Lisi phone to charge the mayor with conspiracy to commit extortion, we will see. Still, the relevant point to push the Mayor on in the election is: “Can the public trust a mayor who puts himself in a position where he is both:
    a) the subject of an extortion attempt surround in the crack video recording and also
    b) has to conspire to commit extortion to prevent the video from becoming pubic knowledge.”

    • TristanTerrific

      How about a mayor that refuses to cooperate with a police investigation?