Toronto Mayor Accused of Ordering Jail Beating
Boyfriend of mayor's sister says it was to keep him quiet
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.