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Legal Expert: Chances of Mayor Ford being charged, slim
Newstalk1010's Legal Expert Edward Prutschi says it's 'very unlikely at this point'...
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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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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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