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Accused in Anthony Smith’s death allowed to leave province while on bail

Hanad Mohamed.
Hanad Mohamed. Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty Images

TORONTO – Lawyers have agreed to change the bail conditions for a man accused in the death of Anthony Smith, who gained notoriety after a photo surfaced that appeared to show him with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

Hanad Mohamed, 23, will be allowed to leave the province while he awaits trial on charges of accessory after the fact to manslaughter, accessory to committing aggravated assault and accessory to discharging a firearm.

He was originally charged with first-degree murder but those charges were downgraded in the summer.

His case is due back before the court on Nov. 21.

Mohamed is accused in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Smith outside a Toronto nightclub in March.

A photo emerged in May, after Smith’s death, that appeared to show Ford with his arm around a man believed to be Smith.

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The image circulated along with reports that drug dealers were trying to sell an alleged video appearing to show Ford smoking crack cocaine.

Ford has denied the picture indicates he has ties to drug dealers, saying he takes pictures with a lot of people.

He has also said that he does not use crack cocaine and the alleged video does not exist.