The man who originally tried to broker the sale of the Rob Ford crack tape finally revealed his identity Friday evening in a pair of explosive interviews that offered more details in the never-ending, increasingly ludicrous Canadian scandal.
Mohamed Farah, a 33-year-old community organizer in the Toronto neighbourhood where police arrested multiple gang members and seized guns, drugs, money and hard drives that led to the crack tape's retrieval, spoke publicly for the first time about his experience trying to sell the crack video to Gawker and the Toronto Star in interviews with City News and the CBC.
Farah said he was first approached by a young man looking for help selling a video showing the mayor smoke crack, make homophobic and racist remarks in January. The young guy, identified in the press as alleged gang member Mohammed Siad, wanted to sell the video showing the mayor smoking crack so he could leave Toronto and start a new life with his girlfriend. "Originally he thought he was gonna get a million dollars," Farah told City News. "I told him, 'Look, you won’t even get $10,000 for the video.' But I said, ‘Look, I’ll try my best.'"