Legal Expert: Chances of Mayor Ford being charged, slim

Newstalk1010's Legal Expert Edward Prutschi says it's 'very unlikely at this point'...

It's becoming less and less likely that Mayor Rob Ford will be charged in connection with the Project Brazen 2 investigation.

That is the investigation surrounding the alleged extortion involved in getting the Mayor's phone back.  

Sandro Lisi, a one time driver of Ford's, has been charged with extortion by Toronto Police.

In this latest release of documents, the Mayor's name is mentioned a number of times in police intercepted conversations.

One conversation featured Mohammed Siad, an alleged member of the Dixon Bloods, where he claims Ford knew he had the alleged crack video and that the Mayor allegedly knows 'dirty cops' and other people.

All are just allegations and have yet to be proven in court.

The woman who owns the house at 15 Windsor Road, Elena Basso, was intercepted in a conversation allegedly with gang members calling the Mayor an 'ef-ing goof' and noting that police were coming around her house everyday because that's where the crack video was allegedly shot.

Still, when it comes to whether or not Ford will be charged, Newstalk1010's Legal Expert Lawyer Edward Prutschi says the chances are now pretty slim.

He also says this is the last of the documents contained in the ITO surrounding Project Brazen 2.

"Certainly it does not appear that there is anything else out there that I would expect to be brought before the public prior to a trial." says Prutschi.

He says that trial could be a year or more away.

Ford was asked about it as he made his way back to council from lunch break. He had no comment.

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  1. don was right posted on 04/03/2014 01:48 PM
    RoFo wins another one. Take that and put it in your pipe you left wing commies. Liek Adam Vaughn.
    1. Sonny posted on 04/03/2014 02:44 PM
      @don was right The police were always reluctant to go after Ford. The fact that his drug dealers, driver and even the dry cleaner were arrested showed he got special treatment because he is rich and priveleged. We'll see when Lisi is convicted for extorting on his behalf...

      Even though Rob was caught with marijuana in Florida. In America, is know as Toronto's crack smoking mayor was allow to go to the Oscar party in L.A. U$A
    2. AC posted on 04/03/2014 03:12 PM
      @don was right what a ****ing goof you are. won what? have the cops released any info? an article in the paper now you think your slob hero is innocent of all the sht he's involved with?
      haha ... conservatives are such manjacake ****ing idiots!
    3. Mark7 posted on 04/03/2014 03:53 PM
      @AC My my my you leftie. Take a chill pill and NEVER call anyone a goof. Try that to a person's face.

      FORD MORE YEARS! Deal with it.
    4. Mark7's Brain posted on 04/03/2014 04:22 PM
      @Mark7 "Mark7 and Ford Nation - Too dumb for democracy, too stupid to SPELL democracy"
    5. Mark7 posted on 04/04/2014 01:00 PM
      @Mark7's Brain Oh don't be hating and foolish, leftie. How quaint and shy you are to be hiding under an alias instead of your usual username.

      FORD MORE YEARS! Woohoo
  2. Leon Schaumer posted on 04/03/2014 02:16 PM
    I like to deliver this message to all the contenders for Mayor!

    Let's stop waiting for the courts to make your campaign easier! Today is the time to call things for what they are!

    START SHOUTING ABOUT CHARACTER Flows, improper conduct, divisive and bullying attitudes, these are not what A Mayor of a "wannabe" great city should be!

    I'm tired of everyone repeating empty rhetoric's without substance! ROFO has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is, a repeat liar!

    I have a question for all of you; if you had a job applicant with Ford Like Issues for a job at your company, Would you hire him!!
    1. Frankie posted on 04/03/2014 02:22 PM
      @Leon Schaumer Issues of character, etc. are useless amongst Ontario Liberal voters as evidenced by 11 years of Liberals despite "stealing", continual lying, throwing non-natives under the bus, mismanaging, kissing the asses of unions with ridiculous programs and wage increases, etc.

      If Ford's a liar, based on Ontario Liberal voter history, that'd make him a guaranteed winner at election time.
    2. dama posted on 04/03/2014 02:31 PM
      @Leon Schaumer Rob Ford might be a liar but he was not charged where elseCity Councillor Ana Bailao has been arrested on drunk-driving charges,

      Ainslie received a warning from police this spring after he was pulled over by a RIDE spot check. He was not charged

      Fact is everyone lies.. you might hire someone without knowing their bad habits but once you know it is the responsibility of the company to provide help, just like what City Hall was trying to get Rob Ford to take a leave of absence but he refused..
    3. Mark7 posted on 04/05/2014 12:36 AM
      @Leon Schaumer If they worked as hard as Mr Ford does, you are damn right I would!
  3. The Granny posted on 04/03/2014 03:10 PM
    Chance of Ford not becoming Mayor this October - 100%

    Ford supporters in a nutshell - Based on their logic, would support an admitted pedophile teacher in their neighborhood, who was never charged, teaching their children because 'everyone makes mistakes', they're 'not perfect' and 'what they do in their private life is no ones business'.
    Fraud Nation - Just Gross.
    Rob Ford - Disgusting
    1. Bob posted on 04/03/2014 03:15 PM
      @The Granny 5th graders have more maturity and common sense than Fraud nation. these people along with crackface are pigs, just ****ing pigs
    2. Frankie posted on 04/03/2014 05:14 PM
      @The Granny For you to compare Ford's follies to a pedophile teacher shows your complete lack of intelligence. If you don't understand the difference you aren't capable of making intelligent decisions.
    3. The Granny posted on 04/03/2014 05:50 PM
      @Frankie "Ford Nation - Too dumb for democracy, to stupid to SPELL democracy"
    4. Frankie posted on 04/04/2014 06:13 AM
      @The Granny You've displayed your own stupidity. It's "too stupid..." not "to stupid...". Too dumb to know the difference I guess.
    5. dama posted on 04/04/2014 02:47 PM
      @The Granny You are at the age where you should sit back and enjor the remaining years.. Your grave is ready if you want the good Lord to call you home...

      Leave the politiking to the younger crow....
    6. Karl Burgin posted on 04/09/2014 12:32 PM
      @The Granny I'm sorry, but you're an idiot. And your analogy makes no sense.
  4. Doug Ford posted on 04/03/2014 03:42 PM
    The family and I are hoping that Rob does get charged with a minor offense, he needs a swift kick in the pants to set him straight. God knows, our father tried to beat some sense into him, mom laughed and ridiculed him for being stupid. Randy and his sister picked on him, called him a sissy and fag, hoping to knock some sense into him. Nothing worked, he just laughed every time we called him a druggie and an alcoholic.. Made him drink even more, say stupid stuff at the dinner table like wanting to eat his honey for desert.

    So I beg the police to do the right thing, show Rob the error of his ways, perhaps they can knock some sense into my stupid fat brother, no one else can.

    Please help him before he destroys his family and the city of Toronto.

    God Bless Toronto.

    Thank you for listening.
  5. AC posted on 04/03/2014 04:23 PM
    the top cop investigating the case says to the national post. no change we are still investigating. no one has been cleared. i think some commenting on here have nothing better to do than to pick apart rumours.
    Elena Basso has it right hahaha... calls Ford a 'ef-ing goof' haha
    1. Sonny posted on 04/03/2014 08:21 PM
      @AC The TPS and OPP will still be arresting & charging poor people for doing the same thing Ford did!
    2. dama posted on 04/04/2014 02:52 PM
      @AC This investigation is a mess, you have the top OPP cop coming and siad that there is nothing more to look at and what the had looked at, there is nothing to charge Rob Ford with..

      What can the TPS,say, except that " "investigation is on going" so unless Bill Blair comes out and say so.. of course it is still on going at our expense and towards the end NOTHING to show for...

      Where is Bill Blair on this when the OPP announced that they are throwing back the case to TPS?
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