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So Sandro, Bruno and one or two others deal to end users while Ford helped finance/facilitate. Decos struggling, big legal bills, expensive drug habit so he needs a financial top up. Also old habits die hard.
+1! Ding ding - this rings so true, I'm deaf from all the bells. Jimmi this is brilliant. Occam's Razor award!
 

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casita's secretly hoping for Ford more years of posting timely pics and memes from the internet, along with nostalgic reminiscence about the glory days of Metro! :p
I think Casita should just do a thread on whatever news of the day bubbles up. I would subscribe to that.
(Hell, maybe he could make a few bucks from UT for content that keeps us coming back)
 

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I believe there was a question about Doug's education.

"Mr. Ford struggled to work with his siblings, especially Randy. Neither man has a business degree, but former Deco employees say Councillor Ford, at a minimum, was aware that successful businesses measure productivity, monitor inventory and plan incessantly.

The pair often yelled at each other in front of employees."
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/doug-ford-at-deco/article21067584/

"he split ownership – 40 per cent, 40 per cent, and 20 per cent – with Rob Ford receiving the lesser percentage."

All the more reason for Rob to hang on to his City pay and benefits for as long as he can.
 
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So Sandro, Bruno and one or two others deal to end users while Ford helped finance/facilitate. Decos struggling, big legal bills, expensive drug habit so he needs a financial top up. Also old habits die hard.
You can't buy loyalty... But you can provide the working capital.
 

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At this point, I suppose we can conclude that criminal masterminds The Ford Brothers were just too smart for the cops.
IMO, there is a judge, at least, held in the ranks for the Ford Family Compact.
 

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I think you're raising a different issue, Racquette. One has to be subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury, no? It's a judicial process, not an investigative one, per se, that determines the charge(s) to tested at trial. It's still dependent on information provided by a police investigation. And suspects don't have to cooperate with the police.

ETA: I'm not an expert. I'm working off a thin understanding.
Subpoena, yes, however, the grand jury is independent of the Courts - there needn't be any charges or arrest in order for police or Attorney General to request a subpoena be issued (more about it here: http://anonlg.com/subpoena/ "A grand jury subpoena is a written order for you to go to court and testify about information you may have. You are not allowed to have a lawyer present and can be required to answer questions about your activities and associations.") IIRC, Kwame was called to appear before the grand jury after declining to co-operate with police...
 
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