Lisi is scheduled to appear back in court at the end of next month.
The preliminary hearing for Sandro Lisi’s extortion case wrapped up today at old city hall, and the case was committed to trial. Both the prosecution and defence agreed the Crown presented sufficient evidence in almost two weeks of preliminary hearings to proceed to the next stage. Lisi is scheduled to appear at in court on May 27, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. to set a date for the trial to begin.
Lisi faces an extortion charge for alleged statements made to Liban Siyad in an effort to retrieve the video of former mayor Rob Ford apparently smoking crack cocaine. Lisi is a friend and former driver to Ford.
The contents of the preliminary hearing are under a strict s. 539 publication ban, which means Torontoist can’t tell you what was said or by whom until the case concludes. Check out our Lisi case primer for more.