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Clement's Extortionists Arrested

Posted: 2019-01-19 09:13:31 By: hbr

CTV News is reporting that two men from the Ivory Coast have been arrested in connection with an extortion attempted on MP Tony Clement.

The men were arrested by Police in the Ivory Coast by the Cyber Crimes Division for impersonating a woman they called “Brianna Dounia” who was described as a young white woman looking for love on Instagram.

The culprits were identified as CH and DML and tried to extort Clement for 50,000 Euros ($75,000CAD) or release the content if Clement did not pay.

Clement reported the extortion to RCMP and the Conservative Caucus and was then asked to resign as a Conservative.  Clement now sits as an independent.