The embattled mayor of Canada’s largest city Toronto, Rob Ford, has denied trying to buy a video which apparently showed him smoking crack cocaine.
Court transcripts of police wiretaps detail conversations where suspects talk about the sale of the tape to the mayor.
Mr Ford is still in office, but has been stripped of most of his powers.
Documents detailing the police wiretaps were released on Wednesday by a judge.
Rumours of the crack video first surfaced in May. Mr Ford initially denied its existence but in October police announced they had recovered the recording.
The 44-year-old mayor admitted early last month that he had smoked crack cocaine in a drunken stupor but denied he was an addict.