Scandal

Toronto Mayor Accused of Ordering Jail Beating

Boyfriend of mayor's sister says it was to keep him quiet

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is being sued for allegedly conspiring to have a jail inmate beaten to keep him quiet about the politician's illicit actions.

Scott MacIntyre, former boyfriend of Mr Ford's sister, Kathy, is seeking $1m (£606,465) in damages.

He alleges that he was attacked in a Toronto jail in March 2012 on orders from Mr Ford.

The Canadian mayor, who admitted last November to having smoked crack cocaine, is running for re-election.