UPDATE: Ford reference letter of Sandro Lisi released
A letter of reference that Mayor Rob Ford wrote about Sandro Lisi, has been released.
Ford has referred to Lisi as a friend of his in the past, and this letter was written while Lisi was facing charges of domestic assault.
In the letter, Ford calls him an 'exemplary member of his team, who showed exceptional leadership skills'.
He says he's known Lisi through his volunteer work, on his election campaign in 2010.
Also in the letter, Ford writes "I have known Mr. Lisi for several years and he has always conducted himself in a courteous and police manner. I would be pleased to provide him with a reference."
Lisi is currently facing drug dealing charges.
When asked about the letter at City Hall, Ford only said "I write lots of letters".
His brother, Councillor Doug Ford took a little more time to speak with reporters, saying, "Rob doesn't judge people, he doesn't throw the book at them and there's a lot of people in this country that deserve a second chance, that have broken the law."
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