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December 04, 2013


Ford Offered Money for Crack Video

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's "habit of doing drugs with gang members led to him being targeted in an apparent extortion plot related to the crack cocaine video and possibly a series of photographs of him in compromising situations, newly released police documents say," according to the Toronto Star.

"At one point earlier this year, Ford offered $5,000 and a car to a gang member in exchange for the embarrassing video, an offer that was rejected. The same gang member planned to ask for $150,000 from Ford in return for the video of him smoking crack cocaine and making homophobic and racially charged remarks."

"Whether Ford paid and obtained the original video is not known. A copy was recently recovered by police on a laptop hardrive."














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