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Toronto Mayor Ford In Trouble Again, This Time for Vouching for Felons

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By    |   Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 06:11 AM

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is under fire again in the wake of new revelations that he wrote reference letters for two convicted criminals — one a murderer, the other convicted of threatening  to kill his girlfriend, CBC News reported.
 
One letter was on behalf of  Douglas Sedgewick, who applied for a tow-truck operating license in Toronto in  November 2011. Sedgewick’s application had been rejected after city officials learned of his conviction the year before while driving an unlicensed tow truck at nearly twice the speed limit.

His  criminal record includes a 1982 conviction for second-degree murder, according to CBC.

Sedgewick was fully paroled in 1992 after serving 10 years in prison. In 1994, he was convicted of narcotics possession. In 1994, he was convicted of one count of possessing a narcotic, and he violated his parole terms at least three times, records show.   

Ford also provided  a character reference for Alexander Lisi in an effort to help him at a sentencing hearing after he was convicted of making threats.

"I have known Mr. Alexander Lisi through his volunteer work on my 2010 election campaign," Ford wrote in the June 4, 2013 letter. "Mr. Lisi was an exemplary member of my campaign team, where he displayed exceptional leadership skills and worked hard both in and out of the campaign office."

When Lisi was charged with drug offenses in early October, Ford described him as "a good guy and I don't throw my friends under the bus."

The mayor said that Lisi was on the "straight and narrow," and he had never seen him use drugs.

Doug Ford said that his brother the mayor has “written numerous letters for people that have broken the law" while serving as mayor and before that as a city councillor.

According to CTV Toronto, Doug Ford said Tuesday that the mayor “doesn't judge people, he doesn't throw the book at them."

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