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Duly Quoted: An Unnamed Source, on the OPP’s Project Brazen 2 Extortion Theory

Toronto police think the mayor's friend Sandro Lisi made an extortion attempt; the OPP apparently thinks the mayor was the victim of a totally different extortion attempt.

“Nobody understands how the OPP came up with this. The Toronto police don’t know where this is coming from.”

-Unnamed source with “knowledge of the Toronto police involvement,” speaking to the Star about reports that the OPP and Toronto police are at odds over the Project Brazen 2 investigation. Toronto police hold that the mayor’s friend and occasional driver Sandro Lisi threatened various individuals in an attempt to retrieve the notorious crack-smoking video. In early March, though, the OPP assumed an oversight role in the investigation after a request from Chief Bill Blair—and it seems to have come to a different conclusion. OPP Detective Inspector Chris Nicholas, according to unnamed sources, believes that it was the mayor who became the victim of an extortion attempt when Mohamed Siad, who shot the video, demanded money in exchange for the return of the footage. The Star notes, though, that “both theories are possible and are not mutually exclusive.”

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