TORONTO – Mayor Rob Ford’s former friend, driver, and alleged drug dealer Sandro Lisi has reportedly been spotted putting up “Ford for Mayor” signs in Toronto.
A report by Now Magazine cites several witnesses claiming they saw a person who appeared to look like Lisi placing campaign signs near a house in the Dufferin Street and St. Clair Avenue area last week.
Photos of the incident were posted on the publication’s website.
Now Magazine says one of the witnesses was Ward 17 candidate Alejandra Bravo who said Lisi hid behind a fence when he saw he was being photographed.
A campaign volunteer also said he saw four people, including Lisi, get out of a vehicle and install four signs on the property.
Doug Ford, who has replaced his brother Rob in the mayoral race after he was diagnosed with cancer, said last fall he’s never met the man.
“I’ve never met him. I don’t know him. Never talked to the guy,” Ford told reporters after Lisi was released on bail last October after being charged with several drug-related offences.
In addition to the drug charges, Lisi is scheduled to stand trial for extortion early next year for allegedly using threats to obtain the infamous video of the mayor appearing to smoke crack cocaine.
Ford has reportedly denied Lisi’s involvement in his campaign.