Rob Ford Saga: Court Documents Reveal Ford’s Staffers Suspected Drug Abuse, Drunk Driving, Spending Time With Escorts

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on November 14 2013 4:49 AM
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford formally launch his re-election campaign on Thursday. Reuters/Mark Blinch

Rob Ford was suspected of using a variety of drugs, drinking in public and at work, and spending time with prostitutes, by the mayor’s former and current staffers, various media reported, citing court documents containing findings of an official police investigation.

Ford smoked pot, drove while being under the influence, used Oxycontin and was seen with a woman suspected to be a prostitute according to search warrant information released on Wednesday, the CBC reported.

The fresh details were derived from previously redacted sections of documents police used to get a search warrant for Alexander (Sandro) Lisi, Ford's friend and occasional driver, who is now facing drug charges and an extortion charge, the report added.

The document with the allegations, which have not been proven in court, was released by Ontario Superior Court Justice Ian Nordheimer on Wednesday afternoon, hours after Ford admitted that he had bought illegal drugs in the past two years, the National Post reported.

The investigation included police interviews with former and current members of the mayor’s office, reports said.

According to CBC, Ford refused to comment on Wednesday, and told reporters to "be very careful on what you write."

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